Celebrating Zambian Music Legends concert/book launch!


ZAMBIAN MUSIC LEGENDS is a marathon journey into the history of Zambian music. This journey surveys the wonderful art from its traditional function in the distant past to the present era where ‘Zam-ragga’ and hip hop have taken root.

       The book also pays tribute to the often unsung heroes who have devoted their lives and careers to the growth of the music industry.

       Music is an essential mass media tool  that contributes to the socio-cultural development of society. As a result of this the book further attempts to look at the role music has played in shaping the socio-cultural and economic development of the country.

        To those that were there in the past the book rekindles  those sweet memories of the twisting 50’s, swinging 60’s and the Zam-rocking 70’s. It then takes you into the 80’s and 90’s when Kalindula beats reverberated in the nation.  To the young, as they strive to re-discover their musical identity through Zam-ragga and hip-hop, there are lessons to learn from the past. This is also their book.


The author, Leonard Koloko (l), with Victor Kasoma (r)

LEONARD KOLOKO is an award winning Zambian freelance journalist who has written extensively on entertainment and sport for various local and international publications.  His in-depth articles have appeared in the Sunday Times of Zambia, Zambia Daily Mail, National Mirror, Mining Mirror, The Post, The Bulletin & Record, Touchline Soccer, Z Magazine, Youth Magazine, BBC Focus on Africa Magazine, Music in Africa Online and New African.  He has also contributed to Now Again Records CD liner notes for the albums ‘Give Love to Your Children’ (Musi-O-Tunya), ‘Day of Judgement’  (Ngozi Family), ‘Black Power’ (The Peace) and the double volume compilation ‘Welcome to Zamrock: How Zambia’s Liberation Led to a Rock Revolution’ for which  he and co-author Eothen Alapatt received an ‘Award for Excellence In Historical Recorded Sound Research: Certificate of Merit in Country, Folk, World, and Roots Music’ . His other noteworthy accolades include the 2008 Mukuba Arts Trust Recognition Award and the 2009 Rhythm of Life Arts and Health Festival First Prize Journalism Award.

            Koloko was educated at Luanshya Dominican Convent Primary School, Luanshya Boys Secondary School and attained an Art Teachers Diploma from Evelyn Hone College of Applied Arts and Commerce.  The former High school Art and Design school teacher is also a renowned creative writer and author of ‘Pinto and the Magic Flute’ a children’s book published by Zambia Educational Publishing House in 1994.


You are cordially invited to the Celebrating Zambian Music Legends Concert and book launch to be held on 12 May 2023 at the Government Complex. The book titled Zambian Music Legends, authored by Mr. Leonard Koloko, captures the profiles of Zambian musicians from the 1950s to present, and the general evolution of Zambian music. All tickets include meals and refreshments. The VIP and VVIP also include a copy of the book per ticket.

Kindly note the payment details below:

Bank Name: Investrust Bank Plc.

Account Name: Pensulo Publishers Limited

Branch Name: Arcades

A/c Number: 0110345556016

Branch code: 170005


Airtel Money: +260979443150

Please register on the link below:


To get your ticket, call the numbers in the poster.

Artistes will include:

Yo Maps

Bobby East

Pontiano Kaiche

Teddy Chilambe

Mathew Tembo

and many more.

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