Alick Nkhata

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    Mayo Na Bwalya (Bemba, 1950)Alick Nkhata
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    Shalapo (Bemba, 1950)Alick Nkhata
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    Taxi Driver (Nyanja, 1952)Alick Nkhata
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    Kalindawalo Ni Mfuma (Chewa, 1952)Alick Nkhata
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    Umphawi Uli Ndiine (Chewa, 1956)Alick Nkhata

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        The traditional music of Zambia was preserved through the efforts of Alick Nkhata. The son of a Tonga father and a Bembe mother, Nkhata devoted his life to producing and recording traditional Zambian music. Stationed in Burma during World War II, he began his musical career shortly after returning to Zambia as a field recording engineer for ethnomusicologist Hugh Tracey in 1946. Nkhata went on to work with the Central African Broadcasting System (CABS), where he oversaw the reco... Read more

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