A new record label has launched that will be recording and promoting artists from Malawi.
Spare Dog Records was set up by Swede Mattias Stalnacke, who is a guitar and music teacher by profession.
In 2011 he visited Malawi and was struck by the music he came across there. One year later he returned with a truck full of recording equipment and set up a studio on Lake Malawi.
The label’s first album – The Young Shall Grow – has just been released, by singer songwriter Danny Kalima aka Sirius. Albums by other artists have also been recorded and are being prepared for release.