Skip to main content

We mulanda e muchalo chelamba (There is sadness in the Lamba country)

Audio
We mulanda e muchalo chelamba (There is sadness in the Lamba country)

Performed by Aushi men from the swamps near Lake Bangwelu, this song reflects life in the copper belt of Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) in the 1950s. The leader-and-chorus form includes unaccompanied unison group singing combined with singing in harmony.