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CULTURAL GROUPING UNVEILS MICHAEL YEKHA TOMBSTONE

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A tombstone for the acoustic musician Michael ‘Yekha’ Mukhito was unveiled over the weekend at Migowi in Phalombe, 31 years after his death.

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Michale Yekha was born on April 28 1951 and died on March 3 1989 in Phalombe.

 

A cultural grouping calling itself Muthukumano wa Alhomwe facilitated the erection of the tombstone with funds sourced from within its membership.

 

He was a visually impaired man since his childhood but very creative, skillful and hardworking in his life despite his visual impairment.

 

Born with visual impairment, Michael Yekha was educated at Nazombe School for the Blind in Phalombe in 1970s where another reputable acoustic music star Dymon Kudzala was one of his teachers.

 

He later joined Montfort School for the Blind in Chiradzulu where he shared classrooms with another legend, Allan Namoko.

 

Michael Mukhito was able to play guitar, vocals, drum, and rattles (maseche) concurrently on his own, hence the name ‘Yekha’.

 

Some of his famous songs include Khuruwani muche, Anabanda or Miseche, Crown wonorha, Namakhwa khanoniwa, and Munnaka kiwoovekeni.

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