Release Date: 23 September 2016
Format: LP Vinyl
|Malia Malawi Blues / Njira Limited Vinyl LP
Malia’s sixth studio album, Malawi Blues/Njira, sees her clear, incisive voice again amplified in a soul-jazz context. ‘A record that I’ve long wanted to make… Right now the time feels right for this… I wanted songs that reflected my awareness and ancestry’, she sums up the vibe of the ten tracks on Malawi Blues/Njira.
The album features thoughtful, mostly slow-paced originals, with sparingly orchestrated piano supported by guitar and percussion, amongst them an almost minimalistic cover version of the classic ‘Moon River’. Right from the outset, Malia with Malawi Blues/Njira looks back to the sound of her childhood.
1. MALAWI BLUES / NJIRA
2. LOVE IS HOLDING BOTH OUR HANDS
4. LET ME BREATHE
6. THE SEED
7. BLACK WIDOW
8. MOON RIVER
10. WONDER OF THE WORLD