Malawi prison band nominated for Best World Music Album Grammy Award

La Zomba Prison Band, una band composta da detenuti del Malawi, è in corsa per un Grammy nella categoria World Music Album. Speriamo che la partecipazione ad un evento musicale di risonanza mondiale, attiri l’attenzione sul remoto Paese africano e sul rapporto tra società esterna e realtà carceraria, in tutto il mondo. Riportiamo l’articolo di ArtsForChangeProject in originale.

Reblogged it on Formatoberliner, news blog in italian. Congratulations from Italy!

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Zomba Prison Project Pic. courtesy of The Guardian.By Harold Kapindu

Social media has gone crazy following the announcement that a Malawi prison music group, Zomba Prison Project has been nominated for the 58th Grammy awards.

The nominations which were released on Monday confirm that the local outfit has been nominated for Best World Music Album Award with Kendrick Lamar leading all nominees with 11, The Weeknd and Taylor Swift each having 7 nominations.

Zomba Prison Project has one album “I Have No Everything Here” which was recorded in prison by Grammy-winning producer, Ian Brennan in 2013.

According to sixdegreesrecords.com website report, in the summer of 2013, Grammy-winning producer, Ian Brennan and his wife, Italian photographer and filmmaker, Marilena Delli, traveled to Malawi and Mozambique specifically to document and record the music of prisoners at the maximum security prison in Zomba.

“While in search of artists, the pair had previously traveled to Rwanda, South Sudan, Palestine, Nairobi, and…

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