Album Focus: Larry Maluma

27 October 2015 | 11:43 am | Artist Submission

"I get my inspiration from the almighty every time."

Album title: Ulemu (Respect)

Where did the title of your new album come from? I understood what respect meant very early in life because I come from where people respect each other no matter what.  

How many releases do you have now? Ulemu is my 12th album although I am calling it my 'debut' for a very good reason. 

How long did it take to write/record? I think Ulemu (Respect), Zambian Lost Tapes '84 - 85 took more than a couple of years. I know that one of the Zamrock tracks was recorded before 1984. It's been a long time coming.

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Was anything in particular inspiring you during the making? I get my inspiration from the almighty every time. I remember at the time Zimbabwe was just about to be independent. Love for children, respect for all people always play a part in my writing.

What's your favourite song on it? Ulemu (Respect). It's a very simple, happy song about respect for one another no matter where you come from. 

Will you do anything differently next time? Might try some acoustic versions. Taking a band from Down Under to Africa to perform and record with local musicians  there is also on my list of different things to do.

When and where is your launch/next gig? I will be on the road to SA and QLD then VIC over summer. Be on the look out for my name or face. I will be in your town soon.

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