10 things you didn’t know about Larry Maluma

  1. A Zambian reggae artist based in Australia
  2. Larry Maluma left Zambia in 1985
  3. He sings in a combination of English and Zambian languages, Nyanja, Bemba and Tonga
  4. In 1985, when he arrived Australia Maluma has broadened the Australian perspective of African music
  5. He adopted styles which he has used to blend his own brand of roots music
  6. The resulting unique sound has put some of his songs at the top of the Zambian charts
  7. He has released 12 albums
  8. Larry Maluma has more than 15 music video clips which have been aired on the ABC program Rage
  9. In 2015 Larry Maluma head back to his homeland, Zambia, through South Africa, and then Zimbabwe as part of a promotion tour of his debut album Ulemu (Respect)
  10. He has headlined festivals such as the Apollo Bay Music Festival, Bellingen Global Carnival and the Globe to Globe World Music Festival (2001) and has shared a stage with the likes of Jimmy Cliff, The Wailers and Angelique Kidjo