Welcome to ISC HiFi. Explore our growing collection of classics and rarities from around the world. Discover the stories behind the records. Experience the ISC listening space from home through our (( ROOM RECORDING )) audio player below.

“To hear more, say less.”

Our website uses cookies
Read our privacy policy.

I Agree

Smokey Haangala ‎– Aunka Ma Kwacha

Smokey Haangala
Aunka Ma Kwacha
Style: Folk, Rock, World
Label: Séance Centre
Catalog Number: 18SC
Released: 1976, 70's
Stream:

If you have a road trip playlist, this album is a perfect addition. There are some songs that just make you want to hit the road and embrace the feeling of freedom, even if it’s a feeling you can only borrow for a weekend, a day, an hour, a moment. Haangala’s sweet, warm voice comforts you into this feeling of limitless freedom and possibility. Listen in the sunshine, in the park, while you garden, or channel his joy and spirit while you doodle in a notepad. Aunka Ma Kwacha was the first solo release by Zambian musician Smokey Haanagala, who became a household name in Zambia not only for his music, but also for his writing and TV appearances. The album merges folk and psych-rock into a soft, breezy, flowing album enjoyable from beginning to end, featuring alternating languages (Bemba, Tonga, Lozi, and English), and what was then – circa 70’s Zambia – rare, avant-garde drum machine technology, which pairs surprisingly well with organic, earthy folk singing and guitar. What was once a holy grail record is now available as a reissue from Toronto based label, record store, and friends of ISC Séance Centre – pick up a copy to brighten your day.

– Lauren Fay Levy

Recommended – A3 Cinyala Munyanaka, A5 Tulondoke, A6 Flowers On My Grave, B4 Ndausa

Tags: Organic / Psychedelic / Zamrock
Tracklist:

A1 Saanguna Lyoolole
A2 Amafuna Kanyama
A3 Cinyala Munyanaka
A4 Read It Again
A5 Tulondoke
A6 Flowers On My Grave
B1 Lungowe
B2 Ma Kwacha No. 2
B3 Times And Changes
B4 Ndausa
B5 Iwe Maliya
B6 Maybe Tomorrow

Credits:

Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Smokey Haangala
Lead Vocals – Happy Mulenga
Drums – Swithin Haangala
Bongos – Brian Haangala, Swithin Haangala
Engineer – Geoffrey Mulenga, Richard Hughes
Illustration – Peter Kapenda

Sort By
Aboriginal
Acid Archives
Acoustic
African
Afro
Afrobeat
Ambient
AOR
Art Rock
Avant-Garde
Avant-Rock
Balearic
Baroque Pop
Big Band
Black Jazz
Blues
Boogie
Bossa
Bossa Nova
Breakbeat
Cabaret
CD
Chanson
Chicago
Choral
Classical
Compilation
Conny Plank
Cosmic
Cosmic Folk
Country-Rock
Cult Classic
Dance
Deep Listening
Detroit
Disco
DIY / Amateur
Downtempo
Drums
Dub
Dubwise
Early Electronic
ECM
Electro
Electronic
Elegant Pop
Esoteric
Essential Listening
Ethereal
Ethiopian Jazz
Ethnic
Exotica
Experimental
Field recording
Floating
Folk
Fourth World
Funk
Fusion
Gospel
Guitar
Hard Bop
Highlife
Holy Grail
Home Listening
Hypnotic
Indie
Instrumental
Isolation
Jamaica
Jazz
Jazz-funk
Kankyo Ongaku
Krautrock
Laswell
Latin
Leftfield
Library
Live Recording
Los Angeles
Lovers Rock
Meditative
Melancholic
Mellow
Minimal
Mizell Brothers
Modern Classical
Mono
MPB
New Age
New Wave
Noise
Northern Soul
Now Sound
Nubian Pop
Nubian Soul
Obscure
Obscure Sound
Organic
Outsider Pop
Pastoral
Percussion
Plants
Political
Pop
Post Bop
Post Rock
Post-Punk
Power Pop
Private Press
Progressive
Psychedelic
Rare Groove
Reissue
Remix
Rock
Roots Reggae
Samples
Soft Rock
Songwriting
Soul
Soul-jazz
Sound Collage
Soundtrack
Spiritual
Spiritual Jazz
Street Soul
Synth
Synth-pop
Synthesizer
Synthwave
Tapes
Third Stream
Traditional
Trip-hop
Tropical
Tropicalia
Vocal
Water
West Africa
West African
World
YouTube
Zamrock
ISCHiFi ((ROOM RECORDING))
0:00 / 0:00
0:00
0:00