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Maureen Lilanda

Maureen Lilanda was a regular performer at Café d’Afrique, and generously contributed four songs to the CD ‘The Music of the Café d’Afrique’ : Mumba, Mwaabuka, Anioni Ni Bani and Anweba.

Maureen Lupo Lilanda is singer-songwriter from Lusaka. Her music is warm, vibrant, and soulful. Some of her songs are home grown – they are a piece of Zambian soil, traditional music that has been through a musical blender of jazz, soul and various African music styles such as rumba, kisumba, kalendula, and even mbalax. Other songs are from Maureen’s own hand, African contemporary, soul ballads, pop and reggae. Maureen blends modern beats and rhythms with authentic sounds from Zambia. A four time recipient of the National Arts Council Award for Best Female Artist, she continues to give her time and experience to musical peers. She spent time as leader of the accapella group Amashiwi and during her long and illustrious career has shared stage with Black Voices (UK), Oliver Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe), Magic System (Cote d'Ivoire) and Baaba Maal (Senegal).

Tineke Van der Eecken,
24 May 2012, 20:48