Another highly recommended blast of soulful Zamrock, lost in the vault for decades, now back on print thanks to Now-Again Records - from the legend Rikki Ililonga....come the album 'Zambia'!

Zamrock was a bona-fide rock scene: on the African continent, only Nigeria can claim one so comprehensive, and Nigeria's was largely catalyzed and funded by subsidiaries of the European major labels. Zamrock was as independent as its newly-named country, formerly known as Northern Rhodesia.

Zamrock is startling in its completeness, especially for a scene that emerged, unfurled, and disappeared so quickly. From Musi-O-Tunya's fusion of Fela's Afro-beat, Hendrix's rock, South African jazz and traditional Zambian melodies and rhythms to Salty Dog's acid folk/rock, Zambia's rock scene contained all of rock's subgenres.

Zamrock was much more than an imitation of American and European rock music: it quickly became a uniquely Zambian movement, befitting of its name.
WITCH, Paul Ngozi and Amanaz sound nothing like other rock music from the African continent - or elsewhere.

Zamrock came from a nation's youth carrying forth the momentum of a political and social revolution with a musical revolution that maintained the fiery power of early rock - in the mid- to late-'70s. From that era, Zamrock's energy is matched only by the punk and hip hop scenes of England and America.

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