Wakula live listening event

Inside Our Arts Project – Wakula

  • A collaboration between music and film
  • The live listening music event hosted
  • Local talented artists coming together
  • Maria Kristu soundtracks release coming
Baroque Mitolilo with Alick Mbewe during the Wakula – Maria Kristu live music listening event backstage



Music from the Maria Kristu film

The Maria Kristu: The Buumba Story live music listening event titled ‘Wakula’ organized by Mitolilo, delivered an opportunity for Zambian musicians, artists, or filmmakers to positively impact the arts industry through collaborations and showcase local brilliance and creativity in the arts sector.

The event was also unique in that it is one of the first music concerts based on a Zambian feature film.

A collaboration between film and music brought together a live performance of unique traditional, jazz, classic, and folk music.

The event and collabo were made possible by two talented individuals, Paul S. Wilo the Director and writer of the Maria Kristu film, and Tom Chiponge aka Baroque Mitolilo the producer and composer of the music.

“It is undeniable: there is great power in a great story. Whether we encounter them in books, newspapers, conversations with friends and colleagues, music, film, or on social media; whether they are in physical or virtual space, this kind of event gives Zambians pride in telling their stories such as early child marriages and gender-based violence GBV through all means of art,” said Tom Chiponge.

Through such kinds of music and film projects, we seek to educate society that we can all define our own dreams regardless of our sex, added Chiponge.

Wakula film music event was held on 9th September 2021 three weeks before the actual premiere of the Maria Kristu: The Buumba Story film on October 2nd, 2021.

The event was graced by the cast and crew of the Maria Kristu film, members of Alliance Française of Lusaka, Arts industry stakeholders, and the general public, who were meet with an evening to remember that was packed with heartwarming vibes.

The music composed and produced by Tom Chiponge under Mitolilo, featured an interesting line-up of local talented artists.

Among the artists featured in the music, compositions are Alick Mbewe (Sokosolo), Nchimunya Siachaba (Sia the Piper), Nyawa, Baroque Mitolilo, Rexella, Edward Mufrika, Mr Chanx, and Closby.

Mitolilo releases its first music soundtrack for Maria Kristu: The Buumba Story this November 26th, 2021 on the world’s major streaming sites.


Maria Kristu: The Buumba Story Film – Trailer 


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