The plight of albinos in Africa is a sad story. Occult beliefs make them the targets of kidnapping, killing and mutilation. But in Malawi, an exceptionally talented street musician named Lazarus is making a stand in defence of fellow albinos, and he’s doing it with music. Lazarus’s debut album Stomp the Devil will be released in August, 2019. Producer Banning Eyre takes us inside Lazarus’s life and music and explores his surprising tale of survival and activism.
This is the season premiere of Afropop Closeups–shorter pieces made specifically for podcasting, which will come out every other week over the summer.