13 Mar 2015

Interview: Malawi Mouse Boys | WOMAD 2015

From Upbeat, 12:30 pm on 13 March 2015

Malawi Mouse Boys on the Gable Stage at WOMAD
Malawi Mouse Boys on the Gables Stage at WOMAD 2015. Photo RNZ/Zac Arnold.

As childhood friends, they sold barbecued field mice on sticks as snacks to travellers in rural Africa.

Now, Malawi Mouse Boys have the world mesmerised by their sweet, soulful singing.

While the group name pays homage to their childhood job, their music pays homage to God through soaring harmonies, soprano guitars and ukuleles fashioned from scrap tin and percussion tapped on drink cans with spoons.

Eva Radich meets up with Malawi Mouse Boys at WOMAD 2015.