"Shebeen Queen"

"Shebeen Queen"

"Shebeen Queen" by Rikki Ililonga & Musi-O-Tunya


A shebeen is an Irish word for speakeasy. The word spread to other parts of the globe, including Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia, where the godfather of Zamrock, Rikki Ililonga, wrote this ballad to a barmaid. It set the stage for what would become a vibrant psychedelic scene that's currently one of my favorite time-space eras in music history.

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