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Use music to preach peace, unity – Matambo

General News Use music to preach peace, unity - Matambo

Copperbelt Province Minister, Elisha Matambo has urged artists in the country to use music to promote peace and oneness among the tribes of Zambia.

Mr. Matambo said artists should envisage creating music that will contribute to the social-economic growth of the various sectors of the economy, such as tourism.

Mr. Matambo said this last night when he graced Copperbelt based gospel singer, Gabby Mandefu’s tenth anniversary as a musician that artists should also consider music a source of livelihood.

He said government will continue supporting arts, music and culture and ensure that the potential lying in the sector is fully realised.

Mr. Matambo added that music, like football is a unifying factor that can revive hopes to those that are hopeless and save many souls, hence the need for artists to use it build.

The Copperbelt Province Minister also urged artists in the province to take advantage of the up scaled constituency development funds-CDF to improve their careers.

Meanwhile, Malawian renowned artist and singer, Sikefa Chimoto has implored musicians to do their part by ensuring that they promote peace in the southern region.

Mr. Chimoto who was guest artist said music should not be used to divide society but rather bring communities together.

Mr. Chimoto said Zambia has demonstrated beyond borders that it is a peaceful country and that artists should do more to ensure that this long standing legacy is upheld.

7 COMMENTS

  1. The message is alright. Though delivered by the wrong messenger. When KK declared 90 percent Zambian music we had unity messages from the likes of Keith Mlevu, Rikki Ililonga, Musi Oa Tunya, Dolenzy Kabwe, The industry thrived. Until it was destroyed by privatisation and copycattism.. Very poor support from government since then drove our young artists into imitating Hip Hop. This fat minister just needs to tell his cabinet to support the industry policywise and financialy

  2. Imwe ba LT where are all our comments going? You are censoring them by trashing them. Whats your agenda? Is this minister your shareholder?

  3. Unity only matters when it favours you… it’s always like that… each ruling party oppresses the opposition and calls for unity and peace.

  4. This industry needs govt support. Musicians cant fight piracy. Zambia needs a royalty system. Maiko Zulu who travels to South Africa knows how it operates in Johannesburg.

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