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.
– 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.
01. Black Power
02. I Have Got No Money
03. This Is The Time Now
04. I Need Mercy
05. Peaceful Man
06. Umbwalawa Ne Chamba
07. I Don’t Know
08. Get On The Way
The album Peace “Black Power” (Now Again) is going to be released May 06, 2016.