Zambian Music
Traditional Zambian music is rooted in the beliefs and practices of Zambia’s various ethnic groups and has suffered some decline in the last three decades. Traditional Zambian music once had clear ritual purposes or was an expression of the social fabric of the culture. Songs were used to teach, to heal, to appeal to spirits,and for mere enjoyment. Despite the decline of tradition music, its influences can still be heard in many of today’s Zambin musical forms.