ZAMBIA’S High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba has announced a project by Andre Abrahamse and a film-maker identified as Ethel to have a documentary on Zambian music of the late 60s and 70s dubbed Zamrock.
According to his update on social media, High Commissioner Mwamba said Andre Abrahamse grew up in Chingola and was part of the Zambian music revolution when ZAMROCK genre was born.
“Andre and film-maker Ethel have embarked on an ambitious film project to document the rise of this genre of music in the 1960s and 70s with people like Rikki Ililonga, Jagari Chanda and other few that are blessed to be alive,” Mr Mwamba stated, adding that he was privileged to have met the duo and would help to ensure that this fantastic project about Zambian Music is done.
ZAMROCK was a genre of music that rose in the difficult times of Zambia.
It became popularised by key players including the Mosi-oa-Tunya Band, Paul Ngozi and Brian Chengala other than Rikki Ililonga and Jagari Chanda.
This project, therefore, will give an opportunity to serve as a historical reference point to the development and revolution of Zambian music.