Canada through the eyes of an immigrant
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Kimba Mutanda is a Malawian musician and composer. He was part of the famous Malawian group, Real Elements with Stix Kalilani and Q Malewezi. According to himself KIMBA means “Knowing I’m Born Able” Among other influences, Kimba recognises Danny (his brother) who had passion for music. On his profile, Kimba Mutanda makes a very interesting point: “Despite spending most of his life on the Afirecan continent it is difficult to decipher wether he is Malawian, Zambian, Kenyan, Danish, Brazilian, South African or British?”
Kimba Mutanda has collaborated on several tracks with South African music diva Kheti like Why don't you (which is on his Myspace Profile).
Kimba Mutanda sings about different issues affecting Malawi. This is especially demonstrated in the song Dearest Child (sung with Peter Mawanga, produced by Q), a song about a mother (Malawi) calling her children to go back to her. Kimba has also collaborated with Subsource, a UK punk rock band, and other Malawian artists like Dominant 1.
Among other works, Kimba has worked with different charity organisations to raise money to help Malawian children. He has also been an organiser of the renowned yearly Malawi Lake of Stars Festival.
Watch a Video of KIMBA Mutanda with Real Elements (These Elements)
Watch Kimba on a Lake of Stars Video
Kimba Mutanda's Myspace http://www.myspace.com/kimbamutanda