Recording and mixing an album to be released 2014.
28 years in Australia, ten albums and a new one on the way, sixteen music video clips under his belt and being honoured in a book called Zambian Music Legends, Larry Maluma is a true African roots reggae artist who has been actively recording and performing in Australia since 1985. There is no doubt that Larry’s career path has been a long and tough one having left Zambia when he was just about to reach near stardom status and having to go and start all over again far from home. Since then Larry has shared stage and opened for acts such as the Grammy award winning Jimmy Cliff, The Wailers, Angelique Kidjo to mention a few, performed and headlined at some festivals including Apollo Bay Music Festival, Bellingen Global Carnival and the Globe to Globe World music festival. Larry Maluma’s albums have garnered critical acclaim. His previous release, Tusekelele (Let’s Celebrate) was hailed as one of the most impressive albums and one of the most admirable albums to be associated with African music.
Must be seen and heard!!
“Although it’s difficult to categorise this music as anything other than African, Maluma has been in Australia a long time and there’s a distinct cross-pollination of cultures going on here, enriching and universalising the listening experience”. - Tony McMahon (Inpress / themusic.com.au).
“Maluma has taken various complimentary styles and rolled them into one – wrapping all of the tones and textures around what are essentially great pop songs. And, like Uganda’s Geoffrey Oryema, Larry shakes things up further by singing in a variety of languages, adding to the grandness of the record’s overall feel. For these and many other reasons, Tusekelele is one of the most impressive albums of 2009, and definitely one of the most bombastic albums to be associated with African music, of the last few years at least. Awesome stuff from start to end”. – Mike Wafer (X-PRESS).
“Australia’s best kept secret”. BEAT
“Still even more impressive is Larry, a musician, composer and vocalist , who sings a combination of English, Nyanja, Bemba and Tonga languages, to act as support for the Grammy Award winning Jimmy Cliff”. – Kelvin Kachingwe (Times of Zambia).
Despite two decades of being in “exile”, music export to Australia Larry Maluma still blows hot air to keep Zambian roots music on course internationally”. – Ben Phiri (Times of Zambia).
“Contemporary Zambian musicians who have achieved some international fame include Larry Maluma who blends traditional Zambian music beats with reggae”. – 2013 Lonely Planet Travel Guide.