Review : Recorded on a very hot afternoon after a celebratory lunch, Upewe means ‘prevent’ or ‘prevention’. This song is a powerful message encouraging people to be tested for HIV in order to be aware of their status and make sensible decisions accordingly.
“If you are positive you will not be the first, and it will be OK, but you need to know” is the core message. Despite being a hybrid Malawi/jazz/lounge sound, it remains in the spirit of the original folk movement — people singing about subjects close to their hearts that
affect many but may rarely be spoken about.