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Kenya Special (Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & '80s)

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Disc 1 of 2
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Ware Wa
Artist: The Loi-Toki-Tok
3:36
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Mu Africa
Artist: The Rift Valley Brothers
5:14
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Watoto Nyara
Artist: Slim Ali, The Famous Hodi Boys
5:13
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Mama Matotoya
Artist: The Mombasa Vikings
3:33
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Ngwendeire Guita
Artist: The Lulus Band
4:33
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Ndiri Ndanogio Niwe
Artist: Mbiri Young Stars
4:22
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Wendo Ti Mbia
Artist: Gatanga Boys Band
3:23
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Nitarudia
Artist: Orchestre Vévé Star
8:56
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Sina Raha
Artist: Hafusa Abasi, Slim Ali, The Yahoos Band
4:48
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H.o. Ongili
Artist: DO 7 Band
4:47
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Thoni Na Caki
Artist: New Gatanga Sound
4:28
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Nana
Artist: The Lulus Band
3:57
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Ng'ong'a Wa Mwanjalo
Artist: Nashil Pichen, The Eagles Lupopo
3:31
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Sweet Sweet Mbombo
Artist: Orchestre Baba National
8:25
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Cha-Umheja
Artist: Afro 70
3:10
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Kajo Golo Weka
Artist: Peter Tsotsi Juma, The Eagles Lupopo
4:24
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Disc 2 of 2
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Mutumia Muriu
Artist: The Lulus Band
3:00
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See Serere
Artist: Sophia Ben, The Eagles Lupopo
4:17
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Leta Ngoma
Artist: The Loi-Toki-Tok
3:19
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Mngeni Mali Yare Yore
Artist: Orchestre Super Volcano
4:26
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Tiga Kurira
Artist: The Rift Valley Brothers
4:28
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Kivelenge
Artist: Kalambya Boys
5:40
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Teresia
Artist: Huruma Boys Band
5:08
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Keep Change Kairitu
Artist: Gatanga Boys Band
4:29
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Mwendwa
Artist: The Famous Nyahururu Boys
4:32
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Pelekani
Artist: The Eagles Lupopo
4:22
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Nzaumi
Artist: Ndalani 77 Brothers
4:07
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Afrousa (Move On)
Artist: Afro 70
2:36
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Tamba Tamba
Artist: Nairobi Matata Jazz
5:43
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Yanagiria Kayo
Artist: Kiratu And His Group
4:41
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Week End
Artist: Afro 70
4:37
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Kibe Kibe
Artist: The Mombasa Vikings
3:07
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05.10.13
Various Artists, Kenya Special (Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & '80s)
2013 | Label: Soundway Records / Believe Digital

East African music has long taken a backseat to the sounds of West Africa, at least abroad. Soundway offers a sprawling and entertaining corrective with this double-album follow-up to its Nigeria and Ghana “Specials.” From the ’60s into the ’80s, Nairobi’s River Road commercial district, with its hundreds of record shops, fed the country’s seemingly unquenchable appetite for seven-inch singles. Kenya Special spotlights 32 bright, bouncy ways that local tribal rhythms, Nigerian afrobeat, Congolese rumba… read more »

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Kenya Special

omarstix

I sometimes think, ok, I've got enough of these Soundways compilations. But I keep going back for more. Can't get enough of this stuff. A gold mine for African music.

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Kenya Special

EMUSIC-007BF4B1

When does Soundway ever disappoint? This one on first listen sounds deep and wonderful. All of their compilations from this period are a great gift. Thanks Soundway!