Mizu Code Sangala
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Info for Mizu
Mizu means roots in Chichewa, the national vernacular language in Malawi. For Code Sangala it marks a musical journey back into the authentic sound of Malawi. The music is inspired by traditional Malawian dances, giving them a contemporary flavor. Code Sangala, also known as C.O., is a musician, broadcaster, and activist, as well as a former contestant on Big Brother Africa. He rose to fame as a radio DJ and later station manager for the first commercial radio station in his home country, Malawi. He is a founding member of Kapirintiya, a group he created with his younger brother, as well as a solo artist with the aim of further exploring ways to incorporate traditional Malawian elements into his music.
Code Sangala, acoustic guitar, vocals
Manyozo Tchado, electric guitar
Levie Phiri, drums
Chambota Chirwa, bass
Clara Nongwa, backing vocals
Amos Mlowola, drums
Godfrey Mbidzi, bass
Gresham Mokwena, piano
Jaby Nkwazi, piano
Andy Mponya, electric keyboard
Arne Dreske, electric keyboard, accordion
Mariya Kashyna, saxophone
Gift Nsosomera, African drums
Jimmy Phiri, backing vocals
Angela Namizinga, backing vocals
Sam Mkandawire, drums, piano
Fatsani Kenede, drums, backing vocals
Konzani Chikwata, babatoni, backing vocals
Joseph Banda, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Anthony Sipiliano, shakers
C.O pronounced (Cee-Oh) real name Code Sangala is co-founder of the dynamic Malawian music duo Kapirintiya with his young brother Shadrick “Shadre” Sangala. They rose to fame in 2001 when they released their debut album titled “Kwathu nku Ndirande” which included hit singles; Ku Ndirande, Ma Kwacha, Naliyera to mention a few. In 2003 they released a Christmas album called “Taonani Mkholamo” which included hit singles; Noel and Christmas. Then their third album titled “Tradistic Soul” included hit singles; Mwana Wa Opata, Sudziwa, Namoyo which was featured on the soundtrack of Action Aids movie called Moyo Wanga. This album is probably best remembered for the ever so popular Bwenzi Langa track which is a common feature in the clubs and weddings in Malawi. C.O denies the allegations of breaking off from Kapirintiya, highlighting his SOLO project as exercising his music freedom and expression.
C.O is a radio dj at FM 101 Power and two time Malawi representative of Mnet’s reality tv show Big Brother Africa. He is now working on his debut music project titled SOLO.
“Ndiwe” is the first single of the upcoming album to be released mid 2013. The song has already received airplay on America’s Radio Express, who included it in their August edition of Radio Play compilation cd. The song also made airplay on BBC’s Focus on Africa which has since been phased out. The song is a celebration of finding true love.