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Various Zambia Artists - Zambush Vol. 2
'Zambian Hits from the 60s and 70s' features three legends: the sophisticated group The Big Gold Six featuring the jazzy guitar of Bestin Mwanza, the sweet singer from the province Emmanuel Mulemena, and the cosmopolitan Nashil Pichen Kazembe. Three different vocal sounds and three great guitar sounds that could only have come from Zambia.

V.A. - Batonga Across the Waters
The Music of the Batonga of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The first album ever of the beautiful music of the forgotten Batonga people of Zambia and Zimbabwe, who were forced to move by the rising waters of Lake Kariba in 1958. Recorded in the Zambezi valley in 1996. Listen

Hugh Tracey Recordings - Kalimba and Kalumbu Songs of Northern Rhodesia
Features the music of what is now modern Zambia and focuses on specific types of instruments.

Various Zambian artists - Zambian Roadside
Zambia's Southern Province is vibrant with a large diversity of music - topical songs, unique guitar styles (often with home-made guitars), catchy tunes and rhythms, beautiful harmony singing, and interesting percussion. Field recorder Michael Baird calls it 'the roadside reality - the state of music as it is.'

So Kalmery - Brakka System
So Kalmery is originally from the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country sadly so often in the headlines over the last years. His story is one marked by the rich history but also the misfortunes of this part of Africa. His father was assassinated because of his close ties to the independence leader Patrice Lumumba, and So Kalmery became an orphan and a refugee at the age of seven... He spent many years fleeing from the various wars that devastated the region and finally found asylum in Zambia. It was during this period that the humanism which permeates his songs was forged. Very young, he learned music and played in numerous local orchestras. He established himself in Europe following a tour with the great Congolese musician Franco. A prodigious musician, an insatiable traveller, a poet, singer and dancer in search of the roots and the values of humanity, So Kalmery is an atypical and mystical figure, who plays an unclassifiable music which is at the crossroads of blues, folk music, soul and pop:

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