Folk musician Mumba Yachi’s majesties studio has been burnt to ashes by unknown people
. On his social post message Mumba Yachi has announced that his was on Saturday night burnt by unknown individuals and all his musical equipment and CDs have been destroyed.
He has lamented that he has been fighting battles ever since he was born but the gutting of his Musical studio is most heart breaking more than the deportation by the Zambian government.
Mr. Yachi has described his enemies as cowards, but he was quick to mention that he will not give up the spirit for music. Mumba Yachi’s Music is not only folk but a mix of jazz, folk, Congolese Rumba and Zambian Kalindula. The base of his music is folk, it is always guitar driven and draws from legendary musicians including Fela Kuti with his use of trumpets and Kofi Olomide. His talent music is deeply rooted in African tradition, culture and values stands out in a continental context where many prefer to embrace Western influences.
Mumba Yachi is the first born in a family of 10 children and grew up in Mokambo – a border town between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).