Zomba Prison Project / I Have No Everything Here
Album: I Have No Everything Here   Collection:World
Artist:Zomba Prison Project   Added:Oct 2015
Label:Six Degrees Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-10-17 Pull Date: 2015-12-19 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Nov 22 Nov 15 Nov 8 Nov 1 Oct 25
Airplays: 1 2 1 2 4

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 04, 2021: Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Oct 24, 2015)
Please, Don't Kill My Child
4. Nov 14, 2015: BravoMarco Variety Show
Listen To Me (Or I Will Kick Your Ass)
2. Nov 17, 2015: Clean Copper Radio
The Weary & The Burdened
5. Nov 07, 2015: Emergency Crew
Please, Don't Kill My Child
3. Nov 14, 2015: Music Casserole
Jealous Neighbor
6. Oct 29, 2015: Melange
A Message (I Will Take You)

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2015-10-08
Zomba Prison Project-”I Have No Everything Here”

Amazing CD from inside a maximum security prison in one of the poorest countries on earth (Malawi) where male prisoners get instruments and form bands and women just get to sing (!). Well-performed by inmates and recorded by westerners; no FCC's (it's all in local Bantu languages except for a couple of songs in English); despite the dire-sounding titles and situations, the music has a very upbeat, pleasing sound; this is a profound testament of the power of music and what it means to be human

*1-Listen to Me (or I will Kick Your Ass) -(2:45) – moving (solo and with harmony) in Malawi (no FCC's except English title!) with guitar

2-Women Today Take Care of Business – (2:18) – solo, with string bass type accompaniment and some soprano refrains & handclaps

3-Please, Don't Kill My Child- (4:51)- nice string intro, falsetto singing; repetitive accompaniment slightly wobbly but still very listenable

*4-A Message (I Will Take You) (3:02) – sounds like South African music, nice beat, harmony

*5-Jealous Neighbor (3:00)- starts a capella solo – nice voice, adds harmony, then subtracts it; then adds

*6-I See the Whole World Dying of AIDS- (2:37) – singing with guitar and rhythm instruments; very upbeat compared with the title

7-Give me Back My Child - (:52) – a capella chant

**8-The Floods – (2:44) – starts with nice string playing; beautiful harmonies

9-Taking My Life --(:50)- female solo with a little accompaniment; a complaint

10-House of the Dance - (:14) – traditional –yelling, drums

11-Don't Hate Me (1:06) - female solo with a little accompaniment and ululation at end

12-Prison of Sinners (1:02)- female solo with a little accompaniment (:36)

13-When They See Me Dance --(:36) – a capella female with yelling

14-Last Wishes - :(41) female singing with accompaniment

*15-The Weary & the Burdened – (1:07) – reminiscent of American blues singing and accompaniment

16-I Kill No More – (:20)-- female a capella in English!

17-I Am Alone (1:54) – female a capella

18-Goodbye, All My Friends (:29) – female a capella in English! (more ot less)

19-Forgiveness (:44) – singing with accompaniment
20-Let's Go!!! – (:46) – singing with accompaniment

Track Listing
1. Listen To Me (Or I Will Kick Your Ass)   11. Don't Hate Me
2. Women Today Take Care Of Business   12. Prison Of Sinners
3. Please, Don't Kill My Child   13. When They See Me Dance
4. A Message (I Will Take You)   14. Last Wishes
5. Jealous Neighbor   15. The Weary & The Burdened
6. I See The Whole World Dying Of Aids   16. I Kill No More
7. Give Me Back My Child   17. I Am Alone
8. The Floods   18. Goodbye, All My Friends
9. Taking My Life   19. Forgiveness
10. House Of The Dance   20. Let's Go!!!