Lusubilo, meaning ‘hope’, are a 7 piece band based in Karonga in the Northern region of Malawi, born from the Lusubilo Music Project in 2011. In 2014 they won MUMA Award for Best Band in Malawi, fusing traditional Northern Malawi styles with Afro Jazz, keeping alive their cultural heritage and traditional story telling.


The group, made up of drums, bass, guitar, keys, and an amazing brass section, have toured South Korea and Germany.


Lusubilo are well known for their energetic live afropop/jazz performances and the inclusion of wind instruments which is very rare to find in Malawian music.

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