Kenya Special

Kenya Special

A treasure-trove of rare and unusual recordings from East Africa.

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: African Funk

Label: Soundway

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Soundway Records present Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings from the 1970s & '80s. Spread out over two CDs and one triple LP, Kenya Special is accompanied by detailed liner notes, original artwork and photographs. It follows on from Soundway's much acclaimed African 'Special' series that to date has focused on the highlife and afrobeat output from 1970s Nigeria and Ghana. Kenya Special is a collection of 32 recordings (most of which were only ever released on small-run 45rpm 7" singles) that stand out as being different or unique as well as some classic genre standards. From Kikuyu language 'liquid soul', Luo benga and Swahili afrobeat to genre-bending Congolese and Tanzanian tracks recorded in Nairobi, Kenya Special sees Soundway yet again taking the less trodden path. Many of the tracks featured here are peppered with innovation and experimentation highlighting how diverse the music scene in Kenya was at the time. Bonus 7 inch single: A. Mutumia Muriu - The Lulus Band B. Nzaumi - Ndalani 77 Brothers Download only Extras: Tiga Kurira - The Rift Valley Brothers Keep Change Kairitu - Gatanga Boys Band Afrousa (Move On) - Afro 70 The Famous Nyahururu Boys - Mwendwa Kibe Kibe - The Mombasa Vikings Pelekani - The Eagles Lupopo Yanagiria Kayo - Kiratu And His Group Mngeni Mali Yare Yore - Orchestre Super Volcano

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