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Musi-O-Tunya — Give Love To Your Children

Funk, Psych-Rock, and Fuzz-Guitar-lead Afrobeat from Zambia’s groundbreaking band. Contains extensive booklet with liner notes, an exclusive interview with drummer Brian Chengala and guitarists Rikki Ilionga and Wayne Barnes, photos and ephemera.

DELUXE VINYL: Limited deluxe edition LP contains bonus LP with rare 7” tracks, never reissued on vinyl.
VINYL: LP with MP3 download card and booklet.
CD: 1 disc with booklet.

Finally! The legendary Zamrock band’s second album and rare 7” tracks presented a an album. We can only describe Give Love To Your Children as a medley of Funk, Psych-Rock, and Fuzz-Guitar-lead Afrobeat from this groundbreaking Zambian band. As you’ll read in our extensive booklet this album follows Now-Again’s first foray into the Zamrock genre, Rikki Ililonga and Musi-O-Tuyna’s Dark Sunrise.

Dark Sunrise hadn’t even entered production when we became aware of Musi-O-Tunya’s post-Ililonga trajectory, and its uniqueness in the Zamrock landscape. It is the corollary to Ililonga’s story. And now, that story can be told, and the music can be heard, thanks to the participation of Ililonga, Chengala and Barnes, who color the creation and release of Give Love To Your Children. This album’s grooves hold the last, sustained shouts from one of the first Zamrock ensembles: Musi-O-Tunya exploded at the height of the Zamrock movement, scattering its members everywhere, with only this last, fiery artifact to remember them.

Also available from Musi-O-Tunya: Wings of Africa | Zambia | Sunshine Love | Dark Sunrise Box Set

01. Give Love To Your Children
Musi-O-Tunya
4:27
02. Sunkha
Musi-O-Tunya
2:46
03. Starving Child
Musi-O-Tunya
3:52
04. Ayeye
Musi-O-Tunya
3:10
05. Njala
Musi-O-Tunya
4:05
06. Katonga
Musi-O-Tunya
4:51
07. When I’m Gone
Musi-O-Tunya
2:24
08. Bashi Mwana
Musi-O-Tunya
3:14
09. My Baby
Musi-O-Tunya
3:18
10. Mwana Osauka
Musi-O-Tunya
3:32
11. Musi-O-Tunya (Bonus)
Musi-O-Tunya
4:11
12. Thunder Man (Bonus)
Musi-O-Tunya
4:17