Zambian Traditional Music symbolizes the deep rooted practices and beliefs of diverse ethnic groups of Zambia. Zambia Music once possessed uncluttered expression of the culture of the country. Music was used for various social practices and for simple enjoyment. Pattern of traditional music is still vivid in musical forms of Zambia. For example conventional drum beats and polymeters are apparent in Zambia Music. Zambian Kalindula, a contemporary music form still exhibit hints of Zambian traditional music.
Zambian Popular Music
Popular music of Zambia was the represented by Broadcasting Service of Zambia and associated bands such as Lusaka Radio Band. Congolese rumba predominated Zambian radio. This form of Zambia Music came into existence when Zambian musicians instead of using their folk roots attempted to became pop stars. There was a serious decline in evolution of Zambian popular music in 1990s due to the collapse of entire music industry of Zambia because of economic problems.
Zambia Christian Music
Zambian Christian Music is represented by traditional, colonial, and popular music played in churches. Conventional charms could be experienced in performances, practices and uses of various percussion instruments, while Popular musical influence could be discovered in the newer repertory of the churches.
Zambia Music is a good source of entertainment for local people of Zambia.