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