Watch Gasper Nali Create Cheerful Sounds with His Homemade Instrument

For North Malawi’s brightest star, Gasper Nali, is bringing his trademark energy and dance music to the UK this autumn. With his unique and impressive homemade one-string Babatoni guitar in tow, Gasper is known for his captivating and joyous performance that gets audiences on their feet. 

His 21-date tour, supported by celebrated Reggae Poet Michael Mountain, is sure to be an unforgettable event. Gasper’s musical journey began when he busked with his two brothers at nearby villages. Following their tragic passing, he decided to continue their legacy and it wasn’t long until his story reached a much wider audience. After a video of him posted to social media garnered 18 million views, he was paired with project manager Mattias Stålnacke who helped to professionally record his music. Since then, his music has gained over 1 million streams on Spotify. 

As a true one-man band, Gasper plays his Babatoni alongside a large bass drum and kick pedal all at the same time with incredible skill and technical ability. His instrument’s custom made and thought to be the largest of its kind in the world, showcasing his unique and authentic aesthetic. With reviews from the likes of Songlines and RootsWorld, come and witness Gasper Nali’s infectious and joyous music live. This UK tour is not one to be missed. Attendees will be sure to have an unforgettable experience as Gasper and Michael Mountain bring music that promises to be passionate, infectious and joyous.


Chidham – The Old Malthouse – 30 th Sep

Bournemouth – Arts by the Sea – 01 st Oct

Portsmouth – The Lens – 01 st Oct

Cambourne – Cambourne Library – 04 th Oct

London – Green Note – 06 th Oct

Suffolk – John Peel Centre – 07 th Oct

Colchester – Colchester Arts – 08 th Oct

Settle – Victoria Hall – 10 th Oct

Bury – Bury Met – 11 th Oct

Hebden Bridge – Trades Club – 12 th Oct

Newcastle Upon Tyne – Star & Shadow Cinema – 13 th Oct

Glasgow – Hug & Pint – 14 th Oct

Brighton – The Rose Hilll – 18 th Oct

Manchester – The Vale – 19 th Oct

Isle of Man – Centenary Arts – 20 th Oct

Whitby – Musicport Festival – 21 st Oct

Northampton – Gabribadi Hotel – 22 nd Oct

Liverpool – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall – 25 th Oct

Weston-super-Mare – Loves Café – 26 th Oct

Bristol – Lost Horizon – 27 th Oct

Aberystwyth – Art Centre – 28 th Oct

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