Welcome to Zamrock! VOL. 2
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Volume two of Welcome to Zamrock! provides an overview of the 1970s Zambian rock revolution, Zamrock. This volume presents the movement's most beloved groups, and trace its ascension, fall, and finally, resurgence. As with the first volume, this chronicles the history of the Zamrock scene with never before seen photographs and ephemera. Includes an 18 track CD.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
ISBN 9781584236597. Gingko Press.