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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.
In this weeks broadcaast we exmaine the work Zambia Embassies abroad.
We discuss the danger Public Order Act posses to our young democracy.
With the adoption of the amended constitution which brought in the 50 plus 1 clause, a surge of poltical alliances has risen leading up to August 2016 general election. Is this the ONLY sure way of guaranteeing a victory? Join our ZBTR Round Table and we analyse this recent phenomenon in Zambian election season.
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
Join us tonight 14/01/2016 Thursday 7pm GMT , 21:00hrs CAT as we host Mr Wynter Kabimba the President of Rainbow Party to discuss the amended constituiton and what his party has to offer the zambian electorate .
Listen live on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/politicalcrossfire
Dr Nevers Mumba is president of the Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) and he is our featured guest on Perspectives to discuss the way forward for the nation after the national day of prayer & fasting, what does this entail for political party relations, just ended voter registration conducted by the ECZ shouldn't it this be an ongoing process as citizens obtain national registration cards? The economic situation with a fast depreciating Kwacha, high inflation rate,and the huge borrowing the government has plunged the nation into. The constitution amendment process and eventual signing ceremony at the Heroes Stadium in Lusaka. Dr Mumba will update us on the position of the party’s members of parliament serving in the PF government and those who might get appointed in future. Recent appointment of Hon Dora Silya, Hon Felix Mutati's comback bid attempt, is the MMD still a fragmented party? How has the party re-branded itself to avoid the fete of Zambia’s first ruling party, UNIP? Join us as Dr Mumba addresses these and related issues concerning the future of the MMD.
Join us 07/01/16 on Thursday at 7pm GMT , 21:00hrs CAT as we host Brigadier General Godfrey Miyanda to discuss the amended constitution in zambia which includes 50 plus 1 % for Presidential election , Dual Nationality , Presidential Runing mate .. what discusss what this changes to the zambian political landscape and why has it taken so lon for these changes to happen. Listen in Live on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/politicalcrossfire . Call in on 00 44 114 3601992 or SKYPE : CROSSFIREZAMBIA
Michael Chishala is an Online blogger and ICT specialist based in Lusaka, Zambia. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Manchester University in the UK. Michael has interests in Philosophy, Economics, Politics, Theoretical Physics, Architecture, Music, Art and Movies. He blogs extensively a wide range of topics. Recently he wrote an article on the constitution making process in Zambia which has sparked a lot of interest and discussion. He joins us on our New Year's special feature to give his position on the subject first hand.
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.
"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.
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