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 ***