Malawian Afro-soul singer Danny Kalima is slowly building a fan base in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where he has performed at a number of festivals.
The musician, who relocated to Amsterdam last December, says he is geared towards promoting his music to a different audience.
“Since I moved here, I have done a lot of gigs in different cities around The Netherlands where I have been promoting my music to a different audience.
“And I am currently working with different musicians on my new project called Music Has No Borders which will see me performing with musicians from across Europe and all over the world. I have performed in festivals such as Yo Fest which saw me opening for the main acts,” said the artist, who also performs under the name Sirius.
Kalima has performed at the Balkan Beat Box and Chico Trujillo festivals in France and Culture by the Village festival in The Netherlands with his newly-formed band.
“I have also performed live on national television in The Netherlands promoting my music. That is apart from working with Malawi Tourism in promoting the country as one of the trade fairs in The Netherlands.
“Mostly I am personally studying and looking for opportunities to promote my music to all kinds of people, but also promoting my country. I am also working on my new album which will be out this year. I have done workshops in different schools with young people across Holland sharing the rich traditional music of Malawi,” he said.
Kalima is a 25-year-old Malawian musician and singer extraordinaire.
Winner of the 2015 Music Malawi Awards Awards for best R’n’B and nominated in the category of Best RnB & Soul in the All Africa Music Award (Afrima 2015), held in Lagos, Nigeria.
Kalima started his musical journey in 2002 in the local church.
Moving forward, Kalima founded a five-piece band called Konkalazi which won the Central/Eastern African Music Crossroads in 2011 and following that went on a European tour. n