kenya, omutibo from rural kenya - usiende ukalale (don't sleep) various

22.00 €

 

New or Used : new

Media : LP

Grading cover / record : M / M (?)

Label : Mississippi Records / Raw Music / Olvido

Year : 2017

Pressing : MRP.112.RMI004.OLV005

Country : Kenya

Details / Info

"Omutibo", a uniquely Kenyan style of acoustic guitar music, was invented by George Mukabi in the late 1950s, and quickly adapted by his neighbors in a region that proved truly fertile for guitarists. In 2016, Cyrus Moussavi (Raw Music International) set out along the banks of the River Yala to document the songs of the old days. Recorded on location in homes and yards, these are the songs and stories of a golden era Kenya on the brink of Independence, beautifully resurrected by the songwriters themselves, over 50 years later.
LP version comes with 8-page full color booklet featuring interviews, photographs, and lyrics in English and Luhya. (Olvido)

Tracklist
A1 Jimmy Bongo - Lumumba Is Dead
A2 Omari Machio - Usiende Ukalale
A3 Johnstone Ouko Mukabi - Nili Kwenda Safari
A4 Zachariah Omufumbwa - Ndogo Ndogo
A5 Fanuel Amimo - Ndeshela Omwana
A6 Jimmy Bongo - Mulochi
B1 Fanuel Amimo - Dickson Omuranda
B2 Johnstone Ouko Mukabi - Kwetu George
B3 Shem Tupe - Adui
B4 Zachariah Omufumbwa - Ndarula Ebutsetse