ZAMBIAN music artist Mwenya Mwimba Chiko, popularly known as Chiko Wise, has expressed concern over continued increase of piracy in Zambia, despite the introduction of holograms. In an interview with the Lusaka star, Chiko Wise said after the introduction of the hologram, a special feature which by law is supposed to be affixed on all original audio-visual products to distinguish them from pirated ones, piracy is still on the rise.
Zambian music sensation Frank Chirwa popularly known as Afunika “the eye of an eagle” has urged fellow music artists not to forget their culture when composing songs. In an interview with the Lusaka star, Afunika says many artists just compose songs without taking time to reflect on what is happening in their country and then write about it.
THE National Arts Council of Zambia (NAC) chairperson Mulenga Kapwepwe has urged Zambian musicians to take advantage of the technological advancement in order to record songs concerning issues that affect the people in society. She said in an interview with the Lusaka star, that there are a lot of issues in the country that can be talked about in music but they are not being highlighted. She laments that the current crop of musicians have been affected by external influences.
ZAMBIA's gospel music sensation Karen is set to launch a ‘good news’ packed album for the year 2014. Arguably one of the finest gospel music talents, Karen whose real names are Chileya Kandongo says her latest work of art is entitled 'Another Level.' Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka star, Karen says her album is a product of hard work, prayer and observing the many situations of her life and the different individuals she comes across.
MUSIC production involves engineering, mentoring, gold ticket (magical touch), the remixing of music and advising on song writing to mention but a few. Every producer brings different skills and makes what they do seem essay. Antwan Katongo commonly known as ‘Tonny Breezy’ is one of Zambia’s most influential and talented music producer who believes that Zambian music is slowly gaining recognition on the international music industry.
WHEN people hear the term ‘King James Version’ (KJV), the first thing that pops into their minds is the Bible. However, on the Zambian music scene the term brings to mind something very different. It breeds thoughts of a revolutionary artist better known for his work as a producer and songwriter, named James Kingsley Sakala popularly known as ‘King James’. King James discovered his artistic side in 2003 while doing community drama and training in popular theatre in Mkushi.