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Rikki Ililonga & Musi-O-Tunya: Dark Sunrise

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Summary

Now Again Records is proud to present an album entitled Dark Sunrise, an anthology of Zambian "Zam-Rock" godfather Rikki Ililonga and his groundbreaking band Musi-O-Tunya.

The anthology surveys Musi-O-Tunya's rarely heard 7" singles - not just the first psychedelic rock music, but the first pop music independently released in Zambia - their debut album Wings of Africa and follows Ililonga's solo career in its first stages, with his Zambia and Sunshine Love albums. While global psychedelic rock and funk enthusiasts have recently been introduced to Zam-Rock via Now Again and Shaddock's re-issues of the likes of Witch and Amanaz's early albums, Dark Sunrise stands as the definitive document that, both musically and in prose, shines light on this African musical hotbed.

Dark Sunrise contains 25 tracks that can be distilled to simple descriptionsdriving music characterized by James Brown's raw funk, combined with the fuzz guitar sounds of Jimi Hendrix and the polyrhythms native to this African nation. But this neglects to mention Musi-O-Tunya and Ililonga's otherworldliness. Sure, the majority of their work is performed in English, but this is unique psychedelic rock/blues/rumba/folk/funk music, the likes of which has rarely been heard outside of Zambia's borders.

This gem is packaged as a 3xLP box set. Included is a stunning 16-page full color booklet with never-before-seen photos, ephemera, an introduction to the Zam-Rock scene and a candid interview between Egon and this little known yet genius African multi-instrumentalist himself.

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1. LP 1: Wings Of Africa
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2. The Wings Of Africa
Year: 1974
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3. Dark Sunrise
Year: 1974
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4. The Sun
Year: 1974
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5. Mpondolo
Year: 1974
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6. Walk And Fight
Year: 1974
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7. One Reply
Year: 1974
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8. LP 2: Sunshine Love
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9. Take It Light
Year: 1976
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10. Ulemu
Year: 1976
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11. Angel Black
Year: 1976
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12. Munzi Wa Kangwana
Year: 1976
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13. Working On The Wrong Thing
Year: 1976
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14. Sunshine Love
Year: 1976
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15. Lovely Woman
Year: 1976
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16. Lock Mice'elf Away
Year: 1976
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17. Love Is The Only Way
Year: 1976
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18. LP 3: Zambia
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19. The Hole
Producers: Rikki Ililonga
Year: 1975
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20. Sheebeen Queen
Producers: Rikki Ililonga
Year: 1975
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21. Zambia
Producers: Rikki Ililonga
Year: 1975
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22. Hot Fingers
Producers: Rikki Ililonga
Year: 1975
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23. Musamuseka
Producers: Rikki Ililonga
Year: 1975
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24. The Nature Of Man
Producers: Rikki Ililonga
Year: 1975
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25. Sansa Kuwa
Producers: Rikki Ililonga
Year: 1975
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26. Stop Dreaming Mr. D
Producers: Rikki Ililonga
Year: 1975
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27. The Queen Blues
Producers: Rikki Ililonga
Year: 1975
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28. Se-Keel-Me-Kweek
Producers: Rikki Ililonga
Year: 1975
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