Serenje Kalindula Band were the first Zambian band to come up with the real sounds of kalindula, the popular and respected traditional dance style from Luapula Province in the north of Zambia. The Band debuted with an album called Amanyamune in February 1979, which introduced a touch of glamour into the Kalindula scene.
Serenje provided their dance fans with their Kalindula tunes, and fwanda fwanda-ing'oma yabalala, the dance of the Lala-speaking people of Serenje and Mkushi districts in the Central Province of Zambia. For those who preferred to listen, it supplied the necessary innovation to the traditional norms.
Through this, the band was popularly known as the Kalindula Kings (Abene Ba Kalindula). They believed in the saying which states that: "The great ones do not blow their own trumpets, but they are known through the many people who keep on pointing at them wherever they may be." On the other hand it means their presence is always noticed due to their deeds.
Though all the members are now dead, their great voices and rhythm still live on and create an impact to the memories of upholding the real Zambian culture in music.
In 1988, they released Elo Yalila, followed by Abakali bakali and in 1992 came up with Naligomauka.
Members of the band were Symani Kaseba, George Sombaso, Patson "Makolingo" Chisenga, Hyden Chabakola, Robson 'Kalulu' Kasonde, and Victor Shakwenda. Courtesy Calabash Music