Born in Los Angeles to parents in political exile from their home country of Malawi, Masauko uses music to bridge his African past with his American present.
Masauko’s primary instruments are the acoustic guitar and the voice. His career has allowed him to live in Los Angeles, South Africa, Malawi, New York and currently Costa Rica. In 2019, Masauko completed his first solo album for Come to Life Music. The album was recorded in Cape Town, South Africa with Malawi’s top young musicians. This album is Masauko’s first attempt at documenting all of the rich culture he has been exposed to in Malawi, Africa since his first journey there in the late ´90s. The songs blend elements of folk, funk, jazz, hip hop and reggae with the traditional rhythms and melodies of Southern Africa.
(Photos by Syd Woodward of Come To Life Music and Mike Kambalame)