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VARIOUS ARTISTS

Welcome To Zamrock! Vol 1

Model:
NA5147CD
SKU:
454365
PLU: 659457514723
By the mid-1970s, the Southern African nation known as the Republic of Zambia had fallen on hard times.
By the mid-1970s, the Southern African nation known as the Republic of Zambia had fallen on hard times.
Format - 2CD
Genre - World
Release Date - 02/06/17

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By the mid-1970s, the Southern African nation known as the Republic of Zambia had fallen on hard times. Though the country's first president Kenneth Kaunda had thrown off the yoke of British colonialism, the new federation found itself under his self-imposed, autocratic rule. Conflict loomed on all sides of this landlocked nation.

Kaunda protected Zambia from war, but his country descended into isolation and poverty. This is the environment in which the '70s rock revolution that has come to be known as Zamrock flourished. Fuzz guitars were commonplace, as were driving rhythms as influenced by James Brown's funk as Jimi Hendrix's rock predominated.

Musical themes, mainly sung in the country's constitutional language, English, were often bleak. In present day Zambia, Zamrock markers were few. Only a small number of the original Zamrock godfathers that remained in the country survived through the late '90s. AIDS decimated this country, and uncontrollable inflation forced the Zambian rockers that could afford to flee into something resembling exile.

This was not a likely scene to survive - but it did. Welcome To Zamrock!, presented in two volumes, is an overview of its most beloved ensembles, and a trace of its arc from its ascension, to its fall, to its resurgence. 

Primary Format - MusicCD
ArtistVARIOUS ARTISTS
LabelNow Again
Music GenreAfrobeat / World Music / Funk / Rock
Music Genre PrimaryWorld
Music Genre SecondaryCompilation

CD

  • 1. Ngozi Family - Hi Babe
  • 2. Musi-O-Tunya - Musi-O-Tunya
  • 3. Witch - You Better Know (Original Version)
  • 4. Blackfoot - Running
  • 5. Dr. Footswitch - Everyday Has Got A New Dream
  • 6. Chrissy Zebby Tembo - Born Black
  • 7. Salty Dog - Fast
  • 8. Teddy Chisi - Funky Lady
  • 9. Crossbones - Rain & Sunshine
  • 10. Born Free - I Don'T Know
  • 11. The Five Revolutions - Fwe Bena Zambia
  • 12. Amanaz - Khala My Friend (Reverb Version)
  • 13. Ricky Banda - Who'S That Guy
  • 14. Machine Gunners - Changa Namwele
  • 15. Keith Mlevhu - Dzikolino Ni Zambia
  • 16. Cosmos Zani - Poverty
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