Photo by Marilena Delli

“What is it about prisons and music? There’s Johnny Cash and his gigs at San Quentin and Folsom back in the 1960s. There’s also Eddie Palmieri and his funk outfit, Harlem River Drive, performing at Sing Sing in ’71.

But those are free men making music. Recordings of inmates making music are a different proposition. But they do exist, and one of them is a new recording produced at the Zomba Maximum Security Prison in Malawi. “

PRI’s WMOT feature on Zomba Prison Project. READ / LISTEN  

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