The word INSALE is a bemba word that means strings. Initially I wanted to name this project ICINANDA CA NSALE meaning the guitar but I thought it was going to be along name hence why I cut it to strings only.
The other reason why it’s called INSALE (strings) is because I thought of finding a word to describe my connection as a musician back to my roots, my culture. This project symbolises the preservation of the authenticity in Zambian music.
This project features Dr Oliver Mtukudzi an African music icon that we celebrate as Africans world wide. The reason to his contribution to his project was simply to support the movement of preserving Zambia’s authentic indigenous sound for posterity.
As a musician or artist in general, it is very important to be connected or to understand your cultural roots because we play a big role in influencing our communities. It is always important to make sure to feed the right information to our listeners and supporters who sometimes are young people that are the promised future parents.
Every community is shaped by what we feed our hearts and minds with.