We are proud and superbly excited to welcome Gasper Nali to the amphitheatre stage for a very special gig on the 16th August from 7.30pm till 11pm. Join us for an evening of outdoor live music with views across the countryside to the north Cornish coast. Accompanied by the most delicious veggie barbecue you will ever try and drinks from the outdoor Rum Shack Bar.
Gasper Nali is a Kwela Roots one-man-band from the small town of Nkhata Bay on the shores of Lake Malawi. He plays a one-string home-made 3-metre long Babatoni bass guitar with a stick and an empty beer bottle, and together with a cow skin kick drum and catchy melodies, he creates the most amazing and danceable original Afro Beats possible!
Gasper’s unique style of music has received an extraordinary amount of online attention after a video of him playing by the lake shore went viral with more than 18 million views. He has been featured by CNN and in the documentary ‘Deep Roots Malawi’, jammed with Joss Stone, appeared on Wired for Sound – Malawi, remixed by Aroop Roy for Sol Power Sounds and been played by Iggy Pop on BBC 6!
His debut album, Abale Ndikuwuzeni (that earned a four star review in Songlines Magazine), roughly translates to ‘People, I want to tell you’. It is a fitting title as Gaspers songs, all sung in the Malawi national language of Chichewa, talk about life and strife in the country, often including social issues such as the rich and the poor, child brides.
Tickets are £8 in advance, or £18 for Gig and BBQ. The campsite is open for bookings. Stay in our wild camping field on 42 acres of organic farmland, a footpath to one of the best surfing spots in the UK and a laidback, back to basics vibe.
To book on the Eco Park campsite visit www.mpecopark.co.uk/camping. Check out our camp-out event on the 15th August.
“His music is simple but joyous, and totally infectious.” – **** Review. Songlines Magazine (#115) 2016
“Gasper is a one man party! It’s completely impossible to stop moving – and just as impossible to stop smiling!” – Bandcamp Fan