This album was enabled by a Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship, the UNC Chapel Hill honors program, and the ideablob entrepreneurial idea contest in 2010. The result, Mau a Malawi: Stories of AIDS is a fundraiser album for Talents of the Malawian Child, a Malawian non-profit organization dedicated to building self-esteem and self-sustaining financial opportunities for vulnerable children through the arts.
Talents of the Malawian Child is run by a board of directors and has several programs working with AIDS orphans, kids with disabilities, boys in the youth educational reform system, and street children.
Under TOMC, Plan Malawi, and UNICEF, Peter Mawanga led music workshops with underprivileged children, which led to the production of three professional quality studio albums: Ana a Saso (2005), Vingoma nsa Visekese (2006) and Sounds of Lilongwe (2008). The sales of these albums go toward paying the children’s school fees.
Sales from Mau a Malawi: Stories of AIDS will be invested into many exciting new programs to help vulnerable children, particularly AIDS orphans in Malawi.
All music written and produced by Andrew Finn Magill & Peter Mawanga
Peter Mawanga - Lead & backing vocals, nylon-string guitar, percussion, djembes, chisekesi
Andrew Finn Magill - lead vocal (Tr. 6), backing vocals, violins, steel-string guitar, low whistles
Jorge Izqueirdo - lead vocal (Tr. 1&4)
George Mkandawire - lead vocal (Tr. 1)
Lizzy Ross - lead vocal (Tr. 2&4)
Rudo Mkukupa Chakwera - lead vocal (Tr. 2)
Faith Mussa - lead vocal (Tr. 4)
Q Malewezi - lead vocal (Tr. 5)
Cathie Ryan - lead vocal (Tr. 7)
Joyce Kaliwo - lead vocal (Tr. 6)
Stephon Lamar - lead vocal (Tr. 8)
Madalitso Usi - lead vocal (Tr. 8)
Daniel Kelo - lead vocal (Tr. 9)
Siobhan Quinn - lead vocal (Tr. 10)
Alfred Sitolo - Bass
Dryson Mwimba - Drums
Mavuto Miliyomi - marimba
Thatcher N'goma - electric guitar (Tr. 3)
Kaitlin Houlditch-Fair - piano
Grant Scheuring - electric guitar (Tr. 10)