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  • blog September 15, 2017

    45 Years Later, Zambia’s WITCH Finally Gets International Exposure

    The history of music is always being written and rewritten, and in its latest draft, the Afro-rock pioneers WITCH are legends, with a fan base growing beyond the borders of their home in Zambia 45 years after their debut record. … Read more »

  • review May 31, 2016

    Ave Africa: The Kitoko Sound of East Africa 1973-1976

    The band known as Sunburst was a short-lived Tanzanian Afrosoul group that flourished in southern Africa’s halcyon post-colonial days before the economic downturn of the late ’70s. True to its name, Sunburst was a brief phenomenon but a brilliant one. They … Read more »

  • review July 9, 2015

    Vangaza!

    Here’s a rare and special find out of southern Africa. Brian Chilala is a veteran of Zambian pop, including showings in the 1980s Zam-rock era, forays into the local skiffle genre known as kalindula, and time with one of the … Read more »

  • review June 18, 2012

    WITCH (We Intend To Cause Havoc)

    Another day, another fantastic reissue from an underappreciated sector of Africa. This time, it’s the turn of Zambia, thanks to Now-Again Records astounding 4CD/6LP reissue of the entire recorded output of WITCH, the Zamrock movement’s most famous group. Lead by … Read more »

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