Mashombe Blue Jeans

Mashombe Blue Jeans

Mashombe Blue Jeans is one of a number of kalindula ensembles from the Southern Province of Zambia. Like other kalindula groups, they sing and play a style of Zambian music that blends traditional with modern musical materials.

Their reputation has received a considerable boost from their association with the Tonga Music Festival[1] sponsored by Chikuni Radio Station and they have released a number of cassettes as a result of their collaboration with the station.[2] Like other popular Zambian groups, Mashombe Blue Jeans has also made appearances at the Ngoma Music Awards, Zambia's main music award ceremony.[3]

The Livingstone-based group has received news coverage in almost all Zambia's national newspapers and even received mention in the National Assembly of Zambia in 2004.[4]


  1. ^ Tonga Music Festival (2003). Retrieved 15 May 2007.
  2. ^ Kalaluka, Mwala (2007). "Mashombe: South music power-house". Zambian Post (Thursday, January 11, 2007).
  3. ^ "Drum Roll of Honour: The Ngoma Awards Ceremony". Beauty Zambia. Issue: m105 (n.d.)
  4. ^ Daily Parliamentary Debates for the Third Session of the Ninth Assembly of the Zambian Parliament. (Wednesday, 24 November, 2004).