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Thursday, Apr 07 2016 | 08:00
Image: 1603465 Essential garage Zamrock/soul/funk: the first official reissue of the celebrated band’s one and only album.

The musical style that became known as Zamrock came to embody the economic despair that
followed the 1973-1974 oil crisis, which flung Zambia into recession and exacerbated a wide
range of social tensions. Much of Zamrock also captured the controversy of wider politics in
Africa and the world. Perhaps the finest example of this is Black Power by The Peace.

The Boyfriends, from Kitwe’s Chamboli Mine Township, supplied the founding members for Zamrock’s most
famous band, WITCH, and kick started one of Zamrock’s best bands, Peace. Their sole Zamrock entry, Black
Power, recorded at Malachite Film Studio circa 1973/4 and issued circa 1975, sounds like nothing else in the
Zamrock canon: a lost message drifiting from the flower power era, imbued with a fiery Zambian voice.

A1. Black Power
A2. I Have Got No Money
A3. This Is The Time Now
A4. I Need Mercy
A5. Peaceful Man
B1. Umbwalawa Ne Chamba
B2. I Don’t Know
B3. Get On The Way

• First official reissue of this essential Zamrock album, painstakingly restored, remastered and pieced together from
multiple copies of the incredibly rare original album.
• Contains extensive booklet with never before published photos, an overview of the Zamrock scene, and the history of
Peace and Black Power.
• Includes download card Available from 13.05.2016
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