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Kazembe mayo (Alas for Kazembe)

Kazembe mayo (Alas for Kazembe)

The singers of this song, Steven Tsotsi Kasumali and two friends, are Aushi from the northern part of Zambia and were recorded in the Nkana Mine in Kitwe, Zambia. The song laments the death of King Kazembe, who died shortly after ascending the throne, and warns the next person in line not to take the throne. They accompany the harmonized song with a guitar and a struck bottle.