James Sakala – Namfumu – Press play and listen as you read through, trust us… Then thank us later 🙂
His music has influences from Kalindula to Jazz. He quotes Hugh Masikela, Zonke, Jimmy Dludlu, Zahara, Oliver Mtukudzi and Hope Masike among some of his greatest inspirations.
As a young boy in Mkushi, he grew up expressing himself through music and drama. “At a very young age, I started feeling music in me, and became more convinced of my passion for it when I learnt to sing ‘Namusonda’ by P.K. Chishala.” Soon after, he set out to hone his craft.
We got to interview James Sakala, a popular name on the Zambian music scenes. He shares briefly on what makes his music unique and how to make it in the industry.
Note* This is only a supplementary post, please see the full interview and profile in Issue 27 of ZASA Magazine (December 2017)
Download links – You now have the option to download the Magazine in HD (bigger but super crystal clear kinda nice) or Low Res (smaller but still part of the cool crowd nice).
Low Res Version (20MB) – ZASA Magazine - Issue 27 - December 2017 (Low Res)
HD Version (50MB) – ZASA Magazine - Issue 27 - December 2017 (HD)
Below are some videos of his music, enjoy and don’t forget to share, let’s support our own.
Kiki & James Sakala – Taboo (Please Don’t Go)
James Sakala-Nilandileni (Official Video)
James Sakala ft Pompi – Iluba
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