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Music from a maximum security prison

In 2013, Grammy-winning music producer Ian Brennan traveled to Malawi to create an album featuring prisoners and officers from Malawi’s maximum security prison — many of whom were previously non-musicians. The album contained songs that were inspired by the everyday emotions of the prisoners and officers of Zomba Prison and received a Grammy nod—the first ever for the country of Malawi. Despite their circumstances, the moments of joy and hope that music brings them is truly palpable in their songs and in this mini-documentary filmed during the album’s creation.



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