Karonga-based Lusubilo Band has lived to its word that their target audience is not only in Malawi but also the world-over. The band has attracted the attention of the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) who are documenting their success story for a TV programme.
Apart from filming the Chibuku Road to Fame reigning champions, the TV crew is expected to document projects such as the Lusubilo Music Centre, the orphanage, the four youth centres and the bursary programme that Professor Chungja Kim is implementing in Malawi’s northern region of Karonga.
In praise of Lusubilo Band which they filmed on Friday, Hwang said: “The band is incredible. I am very impressed on what they are doing. The Korean people will like them so much,” said KBS producer Jang Hwan.
He also revealed that the band, which is led by Tiwonge Hango, of the disbanded Tikhu Vibrations, is expected to travel to Korea for a performance next year.
In a separate interview, Professor Kim expressed gratitude with KBS’s gesture to document her success story. She said the documentary is an opener for Malawi music to be known in Korea.
“The Korean people will know more about Malawi and Malawians. Above all, they will see how talented the young people are in Malawi and will give more support,” said Kim, a retired professor of music from the Korean National University of Arts.
Kim sold everything she had to set up the music centre worth K60 million. She also sponsored two students to study music at the Korean National University of Arts.