The Amaravi Movement


IMG_2209After recording 2 solo projects Peter Mawanga traveled across Malawi providing free musical training to orphans and other underprivileged children and in the process he got acquainted to the rich and diversely traditional methods of creating music using local ethnic instruments. Inspired to continue creating great music with young people Peter formed his own band.

In 2007 The Amaravi Movement was born.

The Amaravi Movement is a team of musicians that have a better understanding of Nyanja music (traditional music of influences from the shores of lake Malawi). Incorporating Malawian traditional rhythms performed at rituals and traditional ceremonies on the nylon guitar, plucking on a Sansi with his thumbs in tune with the mangolongondo (marimba) rhythms and singing in Chichewa (Malawian national language), Peter and Amaravi Movement are able to speak both musically and lyrically directly to the modern world.

I love music that speaks to you before you can you listen to the lyrics

The Amaravi Afro – vibes fusions have given birth to NYANJA MUSIC.  The band comes from different cultures and its diverse ethnic background is reflected in the performance of their music.

The Amaravi Movement is comprised of musicians who have mastered Malawian traditional dances and the use of indigenous instruments like Nemba, Sansi, Kaligo, Mangolongondo, mbalule, chisekese, bacha and many more.