Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Rough Guide To The Music Of Kenya

Audio CD: FDO 2004-05-10
Label: World Music Network
"High-energy benga music, with its pulsating beat and funky interlocking guitar riffs, has been at the forefront of Kenyan pop since the late 1960s. More recently, contemporary artists, such as Gidi Gidi Maji Maji and Nyota Ndogo, have been exploring the possibilities of merging traditional melodies, instruments and rhythms with new sounds from R&B and other international genres. In addition, taarab music – a mixture of Indian Ocean and coastal traditions – and rumba-based Swahili and Lingala music are phenomenally popular. This CD To The Music Of Kenya spans these styles from classic benga gems, to sparkling new taarab compositions, with a sampling of the most innovative sounds of Kenya’s hip hop generation. Enjoy!......at 320.0 kb/sec!"

Track Listings

01. Nduraga Ngwetereire - Queen Jane
02. Ting' Badi Malo - Gidi Gidi Maji Maji
03. Chereko - Nyota Ndogo
04. Mama Sofi Pt. 2 - Kakai Kilonzo
05. Muhogo - Miraj Juma & Jauhar Orchestra
06. Kisumu 100 - Suzzana Owcyo
07. Hasidi Hana Sababu - Golden Sounds Band
08. Yamala (Responsibility) - Yunasi
09. Beatrice #4 - D.O. Misiani & Shirati Jazz
10. Tweta - Zuhura Swaleh & Mombasa Party
11. Mama Sofi Pt. 1 - Kakai Kilonzo
12. Obura Jabilo - Kenge Kenge Orutu Systems

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95,78 + 67,86 MB *** IF YOU LIKE IT, DO NOT FORGET TO BUY IT ***


Darkman said...

just letting you know.. - this one is not 320 kbps.. it's VBR (HQ VBR to be exact)

IT Sounds good though .. - so basically, again.. - i am just letting you know


Scorpio said...

Darkman:>> Dear friend of the blog. I must thank you for your kind comments (we need them yo improve our blog).

We have taken into consideration your positive request and we have improved the files with new links.

Take the time to download, listen the new pieces and of course I am waiting for your new comments.

Thanks again and stay tuned for more goodies ...

Darkman said...

OK Scorpio,

Thanks for kind words .. and for few links (for both releases)

Just downloading now the 2nd file for the other Kenya release...

and then will download this release's new links..

Then will hear them.. and will let you know about them and how both releases sound now..

Will let you know about both releases in the other Kenya thread (not in this one) ;)

Take care..

and thanks again!

Iconoclasta said...

Link is dead!

Can you, please, share it again!?

I am doing a research about Kenya, planing to go there.