Chanda Mbao wrote;
“ANNOUNCEMENT ALERT!!! 🇿🇲🇿🇲🇿🇲
As Yo Bally Association of Zambia President, I want to do something to contribute to the unity of Zambian musicians…particularly young Zambian talent on the rise. I know there’s a lot of hard-working young artists out there in every corner of the country who just need a little extra push and I don’t have all the resources etc. to ‘put anyone on’ BUT I feel I can make a contribution…
So…here’s what I’m going to do: I’m going to put together a collaborative project where the goal is to highlight young artists and producers from EVERY province in Zambia who I will feature alongside…I want to do this for two reasons: 1) to foster the spirit of “One Zambia, One Nation” and 2) to build the culture and help create more platforms for our young talent. I believe we need to create more of a culture of UNITY and INCLUSIVENESS (rather than discord and ‘pull him down’).
Me and my team will pick one producer and one artist (or group) from EACH province (Southern, Central, Lusaka, Western, North-Western, Eastern, Luapula, Muchinga, Northern and Copperbelt) to highlight resulting in a 10 track project. We’re especially keen on encouraging and promoting young talents who pay homage to and represent their home town/region in a unique way.
This won’t be easy to organize but we’ve committed to doing it FOR THE CULTURE and FOR UNITY…we’ve already started contacting people who’ve been suggested but for people who wish to make a submission, please send ONLY ONE sample track (either production or finished song) to firstname.lastname@example.org or 0971 874827 with a brief biography (PLEASE BE PROFESSIONAL). He will reach back out to the people who are selected for the final collaboration.
We will need to work quickly because the goal is to release the project on *Friday, October 23rd, 2020* just in time for INDEPENDENCE DAY!!! Also, for paid downloads, the project will be released on Mvesesani (a Zambian platform) where ALL PROCEEDS will be collected and DONATED to a ZAMBIAN charity.
THIS IS A CHALLENGE TO US, GUYS!!! LET’S DO IT!!
SPONSORED BY THE YO BALLY ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA! 😉
Logo credit: Sikota Mbewe, Graphic Designer”