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Zamrock emerged in the 1970s in Zambia as a combination of Jimi Hendrix's psychedelic rock and James Brown's funk. Rikki Ililonga & Musi-O-Tunya are generally credited as the creators of this music genre. Other notable artists include WITCH,[1] The Peace, Amanaz, Chrissy "Zebby" Tembo, Paul Ngozi and his Ngozi Family among others.

Zamrock's roots can be traced back to the 1950s with northern singers from the Copperbelt Province such as Stephen Tsotsi Kasumali, William Mapulanga and John Lushi.


  1. ^ WITCH on Dusted Magazine (Apr. 15, 2010)