This is “Zamrock!!” > Crossbones
October 16, 2015

While carving a place for women in the music industry, Violet Kafula hit the mark with one of her contributions to the Crossbones band’s sole release and proved that Zambia had an appetite for local pop. “I came up with ‘Mwebalume Bandi’ and in two weeks, it sold about 14 000 copies. Up to now, it’s still a hit. That’s what made me the first female artist in Zambia because there were no female musicians on the scene.”

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This is “Zamrock!!” > Blackfoot
March 15, 2015

Issued by Zambia Music Parlour in 1976, Blackfoot’s Millie (ZMPL19) joined a prestigious catalogue that included releases by Tinkles, Emmanuel Mulemena, WITCH, Peace, Amanaz, Rikki Ililonga, Born Free, 5 Revolutions and Ngozi Family. In the two years since its debut, Edward Khuzwayo’s Zambia Music Parlour had established itself as a principal exponent of the burgeoning Zambian recording industry. The Foot Steps (ZMPL28) followed in 1978, securing Blackfoot’s place in Zambian rock history.

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CCTV Faces of Africa :: Zamrock Survivors
February 23, 2015

On the heels of the Zamrock short we sprung in March 2013, a complimentary featurette on Jagari Chanda and Rikki Ililonga by Zambian filmmaker Kabinda Lemba appeared on CCTV’s Faces of Africa series in July 2013. Stream the full documentary here with notes written for Zamrock.Org by the director below. Read more…

Zam Rock Live :: Banlieues Bleues
February 27, 2014

A series of videos of Zambian super-group Zam Rock featuring Jagari Chanda (WITCH) and Rikki Ililonga (Musi-O-Tunya) with the backing of Germany’s Karl Hector & The Malcouns. These performances were shot at Banlieues Bleues 2013 and the videos were created by Celidja Pornon.

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Jagari Chanda Live :: October Night
July 8, 2013

“Because of music, I’m now in jail,” recounts Jagari Chanda in song in San Francisco, site of the notorious prison-island Alcatraz and home of the Haight, birthplace of the Summer of Love. This is June 2013 and it’s the WITCH vocalist’s first public performance in the United States.

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Isso é “Zamrock!!” > Jagari & Rikki (Legendado em Português)
March 7, 2013

Embarque numa jornada psicodélica pelo Sul da África com os veteranos do rock Jagari Chanda e Rikki Ililonga enquanto se preparam para uma turnê pela França para apresentar para uma plateia internacional pela primeira vez o musical inovativo Afro-Global que eles criaram nos anos 1970. Read more…

This is “Zamrock!!” > Jagari & Rikki
March 6, 2013

Take a trip to psychedelic Southern Africa with veteran rockers Jagari Chanda and Rikki Ililonga as they prepare for a journey to France to perform the innovative Afro-Global musical brew they created in the 1970s to an international audience for the first time.

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