Various Artists - Kenya Special, Vol. 2

Kenya Special, Vol. 2

Various Artists

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
CD Album (Selected East African Recordings from the 1970's & 80's) 18 tracks 7.99
Download Album (Selected East African Recordings from the 1970's & 80's) (mp3) 18 tracks 7.99
Download Album (Selected East African Recordings from the 1970's & 80's) (wav) 18 tracks 7.99
12" Vinyl Album (Selected East African Recordings from the 1970's & 80's) 18 tracks 21.99 Out of stock.
Download individual tracks   From £0.99

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Various Artists - Kenya Special, Vol. 2

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To many outside of East Africa, the Kenya Special Soundway compilation released in 2013 was their introduction to the full spectrum of the musical landscape of 1970s and ‘80s Kenya. The promotion of Kenyan music on an international level from the mid-eighties onwards had often been within a narrative of ‘otherness’, where releases were marketed as world music, focusing on a few genres with clearly defined sounds, such as benga and Swahili rumba. Kenya Special did more or less the opposite by highlighting songs and bands that couldn’t easily be categorized. Many of the featured songs seemed to bend the rules, break away from existing genres and sometimes borrow from foreign music trends. Whereas the world music campaigns of the 1980s were moderately successful in drawing in young audiences, the more recent wave of reissues has caught on with a demographic that’s one or two generations younger than those listeners that were originally interested in the music that was recorded in Kenya from the 1960s to the 1980s. The approach to musical rediscovery that is behind Kenya Special has its origins in a youthful movement of vinyl collecting (and to some extent club culture), which has, in the past decade and a half, carved out its own niche alongside the established music industry.

Despite the renewed interest in music from Kenya’s past, finding these tracks and their rights holders hasn’t become any easier. Only a handful of music archives around the world harbour collections of Kenyan music, and just a few private collectors in Kenya and abroad have been sharing catalogue info online or privately. One of the problems with East African music of this era is that much of it was originally released only on 45 rpm, seven-inch vinyl singles, many of which were only ever produced in tiny runs of a few hundred. 45s with their thin, paper sleeves do not age as well as LPs and are often far more susceptible to the elements. The compilers of Kenya Special 2 have gone to great lengths to disclose a small part of what is slowly being accepted as an essential element of East Africa’s cultural heritage: the history of recorded popular music. We hope you enjoy it.

As always with Soundway releases Kenya 2 comes with extensive liner notes, photo’s and artwork from each 45. Vinyl is housed in a gatefold sleeve.

Tracklisting

CD Album (Selected East African Recordings from the 1970's & 80's) (SNDWCD084)
  1. The Lulus Band - I Can Feel It
  2. The Bahari Boys - Simba Yuna Nguruma
  3. Joseph Kamaru - Mukurara Nake
  4. Orch. Conga Internationale - Nakupenda Sana
  5. Rift Valley Brothers - Mucang'ang'o Ugiraga Mukindirio
  6. L'Orch Central International - Jane Jaber
  7. The Lulus Band - Daina
  8. Orchestre Mangelepa - Nseya
  9. Eagles Lupopo 77 - Mrembo Pesa
  10. L'Orchestre Todi National - Misumba
  11. Peter J. Tsotsi, T.A. Lupopo - Fanya Imani
  12. Orch Simba Wanyika - Nakupenda
  13. Sammy Katana - Vilole
  14. African Vibration - Hinde
  15. Afro 70 - Libondela
  16. Mac & Party - Harambe
  17. Kilwa Jazz - Shirikisho
  18. Awengele - Awengele
Download Album (Selected East African Recordings from the 1970's & 80's) (SNDWD084)
  1. The Lulus Band - I Can Feel It
  2. The Bahari Boys - Simba Yuna Nguruma
  3. Joseph Kamaru - Mukurara Nake
  4. Orch. Conga Internationale - Nakupenda Sana
  5. Rift Valley Brothers - Mucang'ang'o Ugiraga Mukindirio
  6. L'Orch Central International - Jane Jaber
  7. The Lulus Band - Daina
  8. Orchestre Mangelepa - Nseya
  9. Eagles Lupopo 77 - Mrembo Pesa
  10. L'Orchestre Todi National - Misumba
  11. Peter J. Tsotsi, T.A. Lupopo - Fanya Imani
  12. Orch Simba Wanyika - Nakupenda
  13. Sammy Katana - Vilole
  14. African Vibration - Hinde
  15. Afro 70 - Libondela
  16. Mac & Party - Harambe
  17. Kilwa Jazz - Shirikisho
  18. Awengele - Awengele
12" Vinyl Album (Selected East African Recordings from the 1970's & 80's) (SNDWLP084)
  1. The Lulus Band - I Can Feel It
  2. The Bahari Boys - Simba Yuna Nguruma
  3. Joseph Kamaru - Mukurara Nake
  4. Orch. Conga Internationale - Nakupenda Sana
  5. Rift Valley Brothers - Mucang'ang'o Ugiraga Mukindirio
  6. L'Orch Central International - Jane Jaber
  7. The Lulus Band - Daina
  8. Orchestre Mangelepa - Nseya
  9. Eagles Lupopo 77 - Mrembo Pesa
  10. L'Orchestre Todi National - Misumba
  11. Peter J. Tsotsi, T.A. Lupopo - Fanya Imani
  12. Orch Simba Wanyika - Nakupenda
  13. Sammy Katana - Vilole
  14. African Vibration - Hinde
  15. Afro 70 - Libondela
  16. Mac & Party - Harambe
  17. Kilwa Jazz - Shirikisho
  18. Awengele - Awengele

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 I Can Feel It £0.99
2 Simba Yuna Nguruma £0.99
3 Mukurara Nake £0.99
4 Nakupenda Sana £0.99
5 Mucang'ang'o Ugiraga Mukindirio £0.99
6 Jane Jaber £0.99
7 Daina £0.99
8 Nseya £0.99
9 Mrembo Pesa £0.99
10 Misumba £0.99
11 Fanya Imani £0.99
12 Nakupenda £0.99
13 Vilole £0.99
14 Hinde £0.99
15 Libondela £0.99
16 Harambe £0.99
17 Shirikisho £0.99
18 Awengele £0.99
Entire MP3 Download Album (Selected East African Recordings from the 1970's & 80's) (18 tracks) £7.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 I Can Feel It £0.99
2 Simba Yuna Nguruma £0.99
3 Mukurara Nake £0.99
4 Nakupenda Sana £0.99
5 Mucang'ang'o Ugiraga Mukindirio £0.99
6 Jane Jaber £0.99
7 Daina £0.99
8 Nseya £0.99
9 Mrembo Pesa £0.99
10 Misumba £0.99
11 Fanya Imani £0.99
12 Nakupenda £0.99
13 Vilole £0.99
14 Hinde £0.99
15 Libondela £0.99
16 Harambe £0.99
17 Shirikisho £0.99
18 Awengele £0.99
Entire WAV Download Album (Selected East African Recordings from the 1970's & 80's) (18 tracks) £7.99