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Masasu out to prove it’s still a force

MASASU Band, the Kalindula outfit based on the Copperbelt, says it wants to prove to Zambian citizens that it is still a force to reckon with and is currently in the studios recording a new album likely to be on the market next year.
The 10 track album is titled: ‘Bombasa’.
Band leader Bejani Mphande disclosed the development in an interview in Chingola on Christmas Eve.
Mphande said the four-man band is still a force to reckon with in the Zambian music industry.
The band had a total of six members, but two of them died last year, namely: Isaac Sungubele and Osward Mwelwa.
Bejani is a lead guitalist, Derrick Mphande is bassist and vocals, Felix Mwewa is on drums and Gift Cheswa vocals and drums.
“Despite death robbing two of our members last year, we are still carrying on with our Kalindula music,” Bejani said.
The last time Masasu produced an album was in 2002 which the group dedicated to the late John Mulemena, ‘Twajila Ba Mulemena’
In the new album titled Bombasa, has other songs like Mwangalukamo and Bamusabaula, all done in Kaonde.
In Bombasa, the band talks about a rich man who is infected with HIV/AIDS but dresses in so many cloths to look health and continues infecting the women with the disease, because he is able to pay them handsomely.
Mphande describes the album as a hit and fans should look out for the new songs next year.
Meanwhile, the Masasu Band pulled scores of revelers as they performed at CBM Trading popularly known as Pa Musonda in Nchanga North township on Christmas Eve.
Revelers responded to Masasu by dancing to their songs as they performed live much to the amusement of the audience.
Apart from churning out their songs, they also sung Peter Kalumba Chishala songs to blend the show.
Masasu is not in oblivion as the four-man band is still standing to breath life in the group which took Zambian air waves by storm in the early 1980s.
It is yet to be known whether the Masasu boys will bring back the old vibrancy in the music industry, when the new album is released next year.

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