Welcome to Zamrock! 1972-1977: How Zambia's Liberation Led to a Rock Revolution - Vol. 1
By the mid 1970s the Southern African nation known as the Republic of Zambia had fallen on hard times. Though the countrys first president, Kenneth Kaunda, had thrown off the yoke of British colonialism, the new country found itself under his self-imposed autocratic rule. Kaunda protected Zambia from war, but his country descended into isolation and poverty. This is the environment in which the 70s rock revolution known as Zamrock flourished. Fuzz guitars were common, as were rhythms influenced by James Browns funk. Songs, mainly sung in the countrys constitutional language, English, were often bleak. In present day Zambia, Zamrock makers were few. It was not a likely scene to survive but it did. Welcome To Zamrock! Vols. 1 an overview of the movement's most beloved groups, and trace its ascension, fall, and finally, resurgence.
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