Doors 7.30pm Copper Auditorium
Gasper Nali is a roots one-man-band from the small town of Nkhata Bay on the shores of Lake Malawi. He plays a one-string home-made 3-metre long Babatoni bass guitar with a stick and an empty beer bottle, and together with a cow skin kick drum and catchy melodies, he creates the most amazing and danceable original Afro Beats possible!
Gasper’s unique style of Kwela music has received an extraordinary amount of online attention after a video of him playing by the lake shore went viral with over 20 million views. He has been featured by CNN and in the documentary ‘Deep Roots Malawi’, jammed with Joss Stone, appeared on Wired for Sound – Malawi, remixed by Aroop Roy for Sol Power Sounds and been played by Iggy Pop on BBC 6!His debut album, Abale Ndikuwuzeni, roughly translates to ‘People, I want to tell you’. It is a fitting title as Gasper’s songs, all sung in the Malawi national language of Chichewa, talk about life and strife in the country, often including social issues such as the rich and the poor, child marriages etc.
After the successful Euro/UK tours in 2018 and 2019 Gasper has been biding his time in Malawi, writing new music and playing locally around Nkhata Bay the way he always has – but now he is very ready to re-conquer the world in 2023!
“His music is simple but joyous, and totally infectious.” – Songlines Magazine
“Gasper is a one man party! It’s completely impossible to stop moving – and just as impossible to stop smiling!” – Bandcamp Fan
“His songs are moving to hear and a spectacle to watch” – Simon Broughton, Evening Standard
19.30 – Doors
20.00 – 20:40 – Support TBC
Interval – 20 mins
21.00 – 22:00 – Gasper Nali
Standing Only – There is no provision for seating in this venue for this event. If you are unable to comfortably stand for the duration of the show we may be able to assist with access seats. We cannot guarantee that access seats in this venue will provide a clear and un-compromised view of the stage.
Access: Our building access provisions include:
*Drop off point: We have a drop off point at the bottom of Blackledge (the cobbled lane leading up to Square Chapel.
Please call us on 01422 353 073 if you need further advice and information about our accessible facilities.