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Chasaya Sichilima is famed for his smooth silky vocals and unique dance moves, he brings energy and enthusiasm to his shows. His smooth silky vocals take the listener to the Kalindula, Manchancha, and Zambezi heartlands of Zambia. He sings with soul and performs with fiery passion! Chasaya was born in the Copperbelt city of Zambia in Ndola, fondly called the “Friendly City”.He is regarded as one of Zambia’s best singers, songwriters and performers. He has been inspired and influenced by a number of Zambian and foreign artists such as The Witch, Ackim “The Voice” Simukonda, Teddy Chilambe, PK Chishala, Tabu Ley Rochereau, Salif Keita, Lokua Kanza, Luther Vandross and Peabo Bryson, just to name a few. These influences have allowed Chasaya to develop a sound that incorporates rhythm and blues with traditional Zambian folk music. Chasaya made his Canadian debut at Afrofest 2003.
Chasaya has played in England, the US, Zambia and Canada. A new face on the Kitchener-Waterloo music scene, he has already headlined the “Our World Festival of Music” at Kitchener City Hall and the “African – Canadian Association of Waterloo Region Area” Black History Month Celebration of 2011, at the Registry Theatre. A two-time nominee of Canada’s prestigious Jack Richardson Award for World Music, he is a past winner of the Cuban Salsa Dance Championships in the UK
In this weeks broadcast
Music by Chileshe Bwalya - Ambuyeni
Feature District - Chtambo District of Central Province
Former Police Inspector Stella Libongani appointed High Commissioner to Canada maybe Not.
Magufuli cuts cabinet from 31 to 19 with 15 deputies. Zambia has 47 deputies if not more why?
Feature Discussion - Zambian parliament approves constitutions with ammendments.
The Zambian government will be hosting a National Consultative Forum as a follow up and to consolidate the formulation of a Diaspora policy on submissions received during tours of the United Kingdom and United States respectively. This Forum will be held from October 7-9, 2015 in Lusaka, Zambia. On this round table discussion we'll emphasize the importance of the Zambian Diaspora community's participation and areas requiring attention.
In the past few decades Zambian authors have emerged strong with exciting thrillers and thought provoking publications. Missy Turner was born in Zambia, she now lives in Baltimore Maryland. Her dreams become her books and her books become her great escape. Missy says ” I have been writing since primary school, my parents would help me with spelling and missed words. When I was in boarding in school, Chengelo. I would write stories and pass them around to my friends and they would read them. It was nice when they emailed me and said "oh, so are finally doing it for real?" She joins us to discuss her 2 books and launch scheduled for Lusaka, Zambia.
Joshua Ngoma is an accomplished author, entrepreneur, itinerant speaker who has written 2 other books, 'The Rise of the Africans" & "God and Government" which are thought provoking publications who has come up with another masterpiece, "True Worshippers." In his new book he addresses the characteristics of God's people that worship Him in spirit and truth. The launch is scheduled for Dallas, Texas on May 23. Join our emerging Zambian authors as they share their inner depths and thoughts on their recent publications.
The Zambian budget between the lines.
Should President Lungu continure appointing opposition Mps?
Burundi in flames
Racism in Brazil.
These are many more stories.
In this weeks broadcaast we exmaine the work Zambia Embassies abroad.
We discuss the danger Public Order Act posses to our young democracy.
On Perspectives we are hosting the Team of Conveners of the first ever All States Annual Zambian Expo (Zam Expo). This is a business trade fair that encourages business owners, entrepreneurs, and decision makers to come together to network, sell, showcase their products and services to the public.
The Zam Expo will be a three day event which will be held during the Memorial Day weekend May 22-24, 2015 in Dallas, Texas and will be filled with events for the family and business people alike being hosted by the DFW Zambians in collaboration with SOZA. Join us for a special feature to learn more about what promises to become the Zambian Diaspora's annual premiere event.
"Gershom Ndhlovu was my mentor, teacher, big brother, who contributed immensely to my profession, my supervisor on Sunday Mail newspaper. You were and continued even after leaving, being mentor. You have walked the race Gersh, mwanangwa you have been the great inspiration. You made journalism work so simple as you would say "mwaiche aikona ukulemba ichushi apa". Hamba Khale Gersh, May Your Soul Rest In Peace. May the Lord grant your family strength as they go through this trying moment." Ndubi Mvula - Livingstone.
Join a consortium of non-profit organizations based in the United States which are operated by Zambians who are making a meaningful change in the nation of Zambia, as they share a colaboration effort of their organizations coming together to foster financial mobilization strategies to enhance the work of their non-profits to greater heights. On Thursday December 31, 2015 they a first of its kind; Plough Back New Year's Eve Ball which will also showcase Zambia's top entertainers.
Politicians during election periods in their campaigns always promise to do better and offer workable policies upon forming government. However, is this a reality or simply campaign jargon, because the case for Zambia has shown that in an economy solely dependant on a donor funded budget and major industries owned by foreign multi nationals the major questions needing attention is that; What is Zambia's economic policy? Do Zambia's political parties present any economic ideologies to argue their quest for State House? Join our power packed ZBTR round table team.
Before you label anyone or region tribal, check your facts. What is the difference between the southern states in the United States which are categorized as red states which always vote Republican & Southern Province in Zambia voting UPND? Join our round table discussion as we evaluate the voting patterns of these regions in the past few decades. Are they tribalist, still segregated? Join the discussion Sat Jan 16 @ 11am ET, 4pm GMT & 18hrs CAT for a round table discussion
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