AMP Concerts: Los Gaiteros & Madalitso Band
AMP Concerts and the NHCC Present Los Gaiteros & Madalitso Band
Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto was established in Colombia in the mid 1950s. In 1968, they performed at the Olympic Cultural Games in Mexico. Their touring, the exceptional quality of their musicians across generations, and the fact that they are one of the few gaita ensembles whose music has been commercially produced have made them the most important musical group of gaitas and Cumbia in Colombia and worldwide.
Madalitso Band are a two-man musical army from Malawi. Described as ‘uplifting and vibrant’ by the BBC, the band plays the babatone, a home-made instrument which is very popular in Malawi and the four-string guitar, creating the traditional Malawi banjo sound. The babatone player works on the side as a “gardener” and the guitar player works as a “watchman” as required. Around Malawi they are revered as musical prophets.
Special price of $12 for general admission. Kids 12 years old and younger are free at the door night of show.
Approximate time of event: 3 hours including intermission.