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M’kango

Born Lindick Jere on 25th August in 1985 Zambia, M’kango is Zambia’s Reggae Poet, Percussionist, Writer, Broadcaster, Emcee and Agricultural Engineer inspired by a variety of music genres amongst others Reggae Music especially Reggae Dub, Dee-Jaying (Toasting) and Dub Poetry.

His body of work which symbolizes his commitment to writing, not only about personal struggles to achieve social and economic equality but also provides an insight into the warrior spirit of the conquering spirit of the spoken-word artist determined to awaken the consciousness of anyone assimilating his poetry.

The poetry he says is inspired by the long history of Griotry in African Literature and Orature as an informative medium. He likens himself to possessing the strength, jungle-pride, enduring spirit and tenacity of the lion, partly so because he hails from the Ngoni-Chewa traditions of Eastern Zambia where some native clans hold fast to the lion as a totem of ancestral significance and royal divinity.

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