Following their extraordinary WOMAD debut, Malawi Mouse Boys release their new single ‘Kufana’ on September 22
Taken from their 2012 debut He is #1, ‘Kufana’ is a hauntingly delightful a capella track and still remains a Songlines favourite.
WOMAD Charlton Park in July marked a pivotal moment in the career of the young musicians. Venturing outside of Malawi for the first time, the barbecued-mice sellers etched their name into WOMAD folklore as a packed Charlie Gillett stage crowd was treated to a highly-energised celebratory performance.
A follow-up to He is #1 is planned for release in 2014 with Grammy award-winning producer Ian Brennan at the helm. Stay tuned for more on the Malawi Mouse Boys in our next issue (November/December 2013 #96, on sale Oct 11).
Watch the boys performing ‘Jesu’, Coke can-cum-woodblock included.