The Mulemena Boys ‎– A Tribute To The Late Emmanuel Mulemena [1984 Full Album]

Tracklist
01 Navuluka 00:00
02 Mukwenda Mukunanga 05:52
03 Umuti Wabufyashi 11:58
04 Kwi Lamba Ekwesu 17:36
05 Pamuzhi Palubabo 23:09
06 Amalume 28:51
07 Ichiyeyeye 34:33
08 Bakaseya Nibani 39:30

Mulemena was one of Zambia’s most popular musicians in the ’70s, due in part to the fact that he sang in three languages — Kaonde, Bemba and Nyanja. He was also one of the very first African musicians to use a drum machine, and he is renowned for modernizing the Kaonde “machancha” beat. Mulemena’s premature death was rumored to be of AIDS, making him one of the early casualties in an epidemic that has decimated Zambia’s population.

Twenty two months after his death, the flame of his music was rekindled by his band, Mulemena, who renamed themselves Mulemena Boys. In this album entitled ‘A Tribute to the late Emmanuel Mulemena’ released under the Zambia Music Palour is collection of ‘the Boys’ best tunes of the the ‘good old days’ at High life in Kitwe, Kosovo Bar in Luanshya and Kalipinde and Saiga Daka in Lusaka and the numerous other watering holes at the time at which his joyous music was imbibed. When one of the Mulemena Boys member died, a different group of musicians grouped up and performed under the name the ‘Junior Mulemena Boys’.

The Mulemena Boys ‎– A Tribute To The Late Emmanuel Mulemena
Label: Zambia Music Parlour ‎– ZMPL 70
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: Zambia
Released: 1984
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: African

Credits
Bass, Backing Vocals – Gift Simon Chisha
Directed By – E. G. Khuzwayo
Lead Guitar – Joseph Mutemba
Producer – B. D. Nyati
Vocals, Rhythm Guitar – Brian Bruno Chibangu

Notes
Songs 01, 02, 05 and 08 are sung in Kaonde.
Songs 03 and 07 are sung in Bemba.
Song 04 is sung in Lamba.
Song 06 is sung in Nyanja.

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