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Zomba Prison Project [sound recording] : "I have no everything here."

Brennan, Ian. (Producer, Writer of added commentary). Salanje, Chikondi. (Singer). Nyerenda, Stefano. (Singer). Binamo, Thomas. (Singer). Masekese, Ben. (Singer). Chimenya, Elias. (Singer). Kaunde, Ines. (Singer). Damiano, Henderson. (Singer). Justin, James. (Singer). Zinamo, Gladis. (Singer). Chalema, Elube. (Singer). Afiki, Fronce. (Singer). Chibowa, Irene. (Singer). Makoliga, Margareth. (Singer). Banda, Josephine (Singer) (Singer). Mtemang'ombe. Rhoda. (Singer). Mikayele, Elube. (Singer). Zomba Prison Project. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 audio disc (31 min., 58 sec.) ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Six Degrees, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Songs & recordings from the residents of Zomba Maximum Security Prison (Malawi)"--Container.
Title from disc label.
Program notes by Ian Brennan in English printed on container.
Formatted Contents Note:
Listen to me : (or I will kick your ass) (Chikondi Salanje) (2:45) -- Women today take care of business (Stefano Nyerenda) (2:18) -- Please, don't kill my child (Thomas Binamo) (4:51) -- A message : (I will take you) (Ben Masekese) (3:02) -- Jealous neighbor (Elias Chimenya) (3:00) -- I see the whole world dying of AIDS (Officer Ines Kaunde) (2:37) -- Give me back my child (Henderson Damiano) (:52) -- The floods (James Justin) (2:44) -- Taking my life (Gladis Zinamo) (:50) -- House of the dance / traditional (Zomba Prison women) (:14) -- Don't hate me (Gladis Zinamo) (1:06) -- Prison of sinners (Elube Chalema) (1:02) -- When they see me dance (Fronce Afiki) (:36) -- Last wishes (Irene Chibowa) (:41) -- The weary & the burdened (Margareth Makoliga) (1:07) -- I kill no more (Josephine Banda) (:20) -- I am alone (Rhoda Mtemang'ombe) (1:54) -- Goodbye, all my friends (Elube Mikayele) (:29) -- Forgiveness (Elube Chalema) (:44) -- Let's go!!! / Fronce Afiki (Gladis Zinamo) (:46).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Produced by Ian Brennan.
Participant or Performer Note:
Various performers.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded at Zomba Maximum Security Prison, Zomba, Malawi.
Summary, etc.:
In Malawi, children often pay for their mother's crimes. They are born into it, literally, serving the same sentence as their parent. Individuals are often detained for the remainder of their lifetime because they lack funds for a basic legal defense. The Zomba Prison Project has helped free two inmates who were falsely held, and currently have three more cases under review. Through money raised as a result of these recordings, the hope is to continue to fund as many rehearings as possible.
Language Note:
Sung in Chichewa (principally) and English.
Subject: Popular music > Malawi > Zomba > 2011-2020.
Prisoners' songs > Malawi > Zomba.
Songs, Chewa > Malawi > Zomba.
Songs, English > Malawi > Zomba.
Genre: Popular music.

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