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“Kabichi” is a new single taken off the duo's forthcoming compilation entitled “the Green album” “Kabichi” is a new single taken off the duo's forthcoming compilation entitled “the Green album” Image sourced at reverbnation.com

Evergreen Biriwiri Out With “Kabichi” Off The Green Album

Written by  Written By MarcFarlane MBEWE Mar 29, 2017

One of Malawi’s pioneering Afro Hip-Hop groups, Biriwiri, is this June expected to release its third album nine years after its second.

To raise the hype Biriwiri has released “Kabichi”, a new single taken off its forthcoming compilation entitled “the Green album”.

Produced at Ndefeyo Studio in Blantyre by Ndefeyo Entertainment’s Bucci and Gaffar, “Kabichi” is a tale of an opportunistic house boy who takes advantage of his employer’s social status to date girls in the neighbourhood.

Maskal’s former backing vocalist, Shami, played the guitar featured in the song.

Mixed by record producer Pro pee, “Kabichi” was mastered by Ghanaian-born musician and record producer, Desert Eagle.

Urban film producer, Sukez directed the video to Kabichi for HD Plus Creation.

The video was made available on YouTube on 20 March.

Kabuzi, born Khumbo Munthali and Zizwa, real name Ken Limwamwe, who makeup Biriwiri, have been working on the Green album since 2011 when they announced that they were producing new material through the release of “Highlights”, “Ngalawa” and “Yangowona Kuchepa”.

The three promotion singles were followed by “Mulendo” and “Ogode” released in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

Signed to their very own independent record label, Ndefeyo Entertainment, Kabhuzi and Zizwa, started off as Biriwiri at the University of Malawi’s Chancellor College (CHANCO) in mid 2000.

The duo rose to prominence in 2006 when it released “Daily-Daily” a song which remains one of its most famous.

“Pompo-pompo”, “Umayitha” and “Iweyo” are some of Biriwiri’s popular songs.

“Chipata Chopapatiza”, Biriwiri’s debut album was released in 2006 followed by “Umaitha”, a 2009 release.

Through Ndefeyo Entertainment, which produces the annual Urban Music Party Festival (UMP Fest) and UMP Awards, Kabhuzi and Zizwa continue to help spur the growth of urban music in Malawi.

 

Ndefeyo Entertainment is credited for developing the careers of Chicago based Maskal, Piksy, Onesimus formerly known as Armstrong and most recently Bucci.

Last modified on Thursday, 30 March 2017 06:36

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