16 February 2013

Zambia: Air Power to Drop Album

THE Air Power Band, one of the oldest bands in Zambia has announced that it will release an album at the end of the year.

Last year the Zambia Air Force outfit released Ichupo which did fairly well.

The band has continued to play at different venues including Government events where a combination of original and cover songs have left revellers wowed.

Last weekend the band was at Kalahari pub in Lusaka where a parked house was entertained from Saturday evening until the wee hours of Sunday.

Boasting the likes of Cha (Kapolo) and Alice Chuma, the bad was at its best as both the young and old patrons enjoyed the music.

During the performances, Times Entertainment talked to the band

manager Lieutenant Muchoka on the band's plans for the year apart from performing at the traditional Kalahari pub.

"As a band we have decided that we need to have an album by the end of the year, we have done all the necessary work and just waiting for a go ahead from the superiors," he said.

Muchoka said his band is still strong with dedicated and disciplined members continuing to be creative and seeing to it that the band is as vibrant as it was over two decades ago.

Known for the hit song Uzani Yondesa and Ichupo, the Air Power Band is one of the remaining few bands in Zambia keeping the traditional vibes alive.

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