By CHIPEMA SAKAIMBO –
THE King of new Kalindula music Frank Chirwa, popularly known as ‘Afunika’ has announced that he will not do playbacks no matter the pressure during his shows.
Afunika the coiner of the ‘new version of Kalindula music’ says playbacks are what have caused Zambian music to remain stagnant.
He says miming makes fans not to respect artistes’ especially when they perform outside the country.
Afunika’s recently bought his own equipments to be able to do live music.
He disclosed that he would continue with his kalindula touch which would sound more original since he would be performing live at all times.
Afunika got his inspiration from PK Chishala and Paul Ngozi that’s why he maintains the old kalindula rhythm in his tracks and decides to follow their footsteps.
The Kopala Swag crew member further states that it was very important for fellow musicians to learn how musicians do their performances.
“I want Zambians to be proud of me, I am doing rehearsals at the moment as soon as I perfect my art I will start making tours in and outside the country.
“Zambian music will be appreciated if we decide to learn and work on the way we perform at gigs,” he says.
Meanwhile, he disclosed that he would be releasing a single track a month from now and promises another great album before the end of this year.
He appeals to all Zambian musicians to start thinking of doing live performances and quit miming so that together they will help Zambian music penetrate the international market.
“We should join hands as artistes and work on improving our performances so that when called out of the country we give in our very best then our music will be appreciated worldwide.
“It is also very vital not only to do it for your own self but for the country Zambia.” says Afunika.