Welcome to Zamrock! VOL. 1

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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 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 Brown's funk. Songs, mainly sung in the country's 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 and 2 are an overview of the movement's most beloved groups, and trace its ascension, fall, and finally, resurgence. Each volume chronicles the the history of the Zamrock scene with never before seen photographs and ephemera. Vol 1 includes 16 track CD.
ISBN 9781584236580. Gingko Press.
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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 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 Brown's funk. Songs, mainly sung in the country's 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 and 2 are an overview of the movement's most beloved groups, and trace its ascension, fall, and finally, resurgence. Each volume chronicles the the history of the Zamrock scene with never before seen photographs and ephemera. Vol 1 includes 16 track CD.
  • Subtitle
    How Zambia's Liberation Led to a Rock Revolution: 1972 -1977
  • Author
    Alapatt, Eothen; Koloko, Leonard; Smith, Chris A.
  • Publisher
    Gingko Press
  • Release
    June 2017
  • Binding
    hb with music CD
  • Format
    104 pages, 58 illustrations. 15 x 22.5 cm
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    out of stock
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    available
  • Date added
    June 2017