Canada through the eyes of an immigrant
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Peter Pine was born Peter Henderson Mawanga in Malawi on the 14th of February 1978.. He started his singing career at a tender age with another famous musician to be Lawrence Mbenjere. Mawanga then released in the early 2000s a song called (They live in Blantyre) which describes the hard reality of the city.Amakhala Ku Blantyre Amakhala ku Blantyre was released as single and it enjoyed massive air play on local radio stations and the Nation’s TV station, TVM. The album appropriately entitled City Life, contained a remix to the song. The album is song in Chichewa and English over a mix of African RnB, Soul and Jazzy sounds.
Peter Mawanga has performed several times at Harry’s Bar in Old Town, Lilongwe and together his Amaravi Band, he performed at the Lake of Stars festival in 2005. He also performed at the Ethel Mutharika Foundation Festival held in September 2007.
Mawanga is not only a musician but also a music producer, and a music teacher. He has organised children aid projects with Justin Malewezi (from Real Elements) he has founded The Malawian Child, an organization aiming to provide education, food and love to orphaned children.
Peter Mawanga’s Discography:
City Life (2003) (Produced by Abtrak Beatz Entertainment)
Vingo’ma na Visekese (In collaboration with SASO or Salima Aids Support Organisation)
Zanga zo Mama (2008)(Produced by Abtrak Beatz Entertainment)
with additional information by Abstrak Beatz Entertainment (Picture by), Nyumba Ya Thanzi
To listen to samples from Zanga Zo Mama (2008) click here.