By: Lackson Kanyoza
One of the pacesetter’s of African roots reggae, Young Generation band continue to make strides in the reggae music industry as they are set to launch their latest album entitled ‘mudzalira’.
The ten song album is currently enjoying massive airplay from most of the local radio stations more especially the hit song, Jane which features Nep man, Diktator and Annie Matumbi has received an overwhelming response.
The band is comprised of Richard Khan, Jangisi Khan, Chinsisi Saka, Tarique Khan and Haroon Khan, all the five members are from the same family. They came to the limelight in the 1990s with their famous track “Afiti Opemphera”.
Young Generation band have now released the dates for the launch of their album starting off at Chileka ground in Blantyre, on 19th March before moving to Limbe country Club on 26 March,”.
Yesterday, one of the group members Jangisi Khan told The Malawi star in an interview yesterday that all is set and they are ready for a classic launch.
“We are happy that finally everything is set for the launch after being silent for many years without an album but now we are back. The journey was not easy considering the economic crisis but we thank God that everything is in place.
“After launching the album here in Blantyre we are going to set dates for Zomba, Lilongwe and possibly Mzuzu,” said Khan.
The band which has broken their six-year music hibernation said they were looking at nothing but the best. The launch which will be spiced up by artists like The Black Missionaries, Nepman, Saint and many more.
Apart from Mudzalira and Jane other songs on the album include Kusamva Kwanthu, Linga and Mkazi Amatikonda.
The album is a mixture of different music genres like reggae, dancehall and traditional It was produced and recorded in different studios like Many K in South Africa, Step up records and New Dawn records in Blantyre.
Young generation band was formed in 1985 by the late Salim Khan. They have four albums to their name including Afiti Opemphera which was released in 2000, Chikondi Chanu (2002), Lonjezo (2005) and Tate (2010).