From Nkhata-Bay to the UK: GASPER NALI is getting ready for a jam-packed autumn tour. 21 shows in 29 days all over the UK! Malawi’s own One-Man-Band Afrobeat Explosion with his 3-metre home-made Babatoni bass guitar, cow skin kick drum and the most beautiful and catchy and danceable tunes possible!
We’re super excited to announce that Gasper Nali (MW) and Michael Mountain (MW) will do a joint autumn 2023 tour in the UK. So far 21 shows are booked in late September and October and more is on the way. Check dates and links to tickets below!
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!
Michael Mountain is a reggae poet and small-scale farmer. The front porch of his small house in the remote village of Viboko is his favourite place, and from there he can clearly see life from a different point of view, and put his reflections into song.
The instrument Gasper is playing is called Babatoni. It’s a home-made bass guitar, about 3 metres long – made from a sawed-off oil barrel covered with cow skin, a hand axed piece of blue gum Eucalyptus tree and one single string made from the wire inside the rims of car tyres. Hear Gasper explain a bit more: