He is one of Malawi’s precious music gems. Acoustic artist Agorosso plucks to precision and his apt lyrical content gives him an edge over the Malawi music pack.
Right now, Agorosso, who is in Hungary, is flying the Malawi flag high in performances for school charity. One can only imagine the artist strumming on the banks of that country’s largest river, The Danube, before international audiences, courtesy of the African Hungarian Union (AHU), an umbrella body of the Hungarian Trade and Cultural Centre (HTCC).
This is the second time that Agorosso, real name Lloyd Phaundi has packed his guitar to showcase Malongero, Mafafanga, Kulowa Kufa and, of course, his heartrending rendition of the Malawi national anthem to the central European country. He had another tour in 2015.
He also has performances in neighbouring countries like Ukraine, Poland and the Czech Republic.
“It was great performing in the ship for international audiences on Africa Day [May 25]. Apart from school charity performances and dates at Hungarian executive venues, I have four official shows, two of them at festivals,” said the musician.
Last Saturday, he performed at Lalibella Ethiopian Restaurant charity show for children injured in Mali. The repertoire also included Hungarian and Tanzanian musicians.
On Independence Day, July 6, he will hit the road for a festival in Kisvarda.
“Before I return on July 31, I will perform on the fringes of the Fina World Championship 2017. It has been a great learning experience and a great time to bring Malawi music to the world,” he said.
With an eight-cut collection to his credit, Agorosso got an award at the Africa Movie Awards for Shemu Joyah’s Last Fishing Boat sound track.
According to the official Fina World Championship website, the event brings together international athletes to compete in various spheres of water sports, including swimming, diving, water polo and high diving. n