Exciting things are happening at YEZI Arts Promotions & Productions. The “Kavalamanja Remembered” Documentary is in the final stages of post-production. The editing team is now working on the soundtrack for the feature-length documentary. Spuki Mulemwa of the Maoma Band fame is behind the soundtrack – it is entitled “Masoja” (Soldiers), and as the commissioning institution we give him a thumbs up for the song. He got it right and the praise song is in acapella, instrumental and contemporary. This brings that Zambian music touch to this forthcoming production.
It shouldn’t be a surprise though because this is one son of the soil who expressed himself about the liberation struggles when he came up with “Uhuru Road”. Yes, that reggae beat that hit the airwaves at a time Zambia was deeply imbued in supporting the liberation struggles. Even this song – Uhuru Road - is part of the forthcoming documentary.
Unfortunately, Kavalamanja Remembered will not benefit from the late Paul Ngozi’s single “Tiyeni Tiyamike Masoja Athu (let us praise our soldiers) – produced by the defunct TEAL Records just after the Kavalamanja incident. Sadly, this is a clear example of how our music has gone to waste as it can’t be traced.
Next week we should be sure that one media institution is supporting the publicity of Kavalamanja Documentary including its launch. Watch this Space.