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Various - Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & '80s album FLAC

  • Performer: Various
  • Title: Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & '80s
  • Genre: World
  • Country: UK
  • Formats: MP3 AIFF RA AC3 VQF DXD VOX
  • Released: 2013
  • Style: Afrobeat, African, Rumba
  • MP3 album: 1733 mb
  • FLAC album: 1925 mb
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 593
Various - Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & '80s album FLAC

Includes extensive liner notes, photos and artwork from each 45. Includes a download code for MP3's of the album. I bought a sealed copy from a big European store and when i opened it there was only one record inside instead of three. Reply See 1 reply Notify me Helpful.

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. Record/Vinyl + Digital Album. Includes unlimited streaming of Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings from the 1970s & ‘80s via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. ships out within 3 days. Soundway Records present Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings from the 1970s & ‘80s - a treasure-trove of rare and unusual recordings from East Africa.

A rare insight: while Lagos was churning out seminal Afrobeat compositions, Kenya took to western influences in a much subtler fashion. With heavy emphasis on the Kenyan benga and Afro-Cuban rumba there's a much deeper, local folk presentation and format throughout most of the selection.

Download Album (Selected East African Recordings from the 1970's & 80's) (WAV). 12" Vinyl Album (Selected East African Recordings from the 1970's & 80's). 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

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. Many of the tracks featured here are peppered with innovation and experimentation highlighting how diverse the music scene in Kenya was at the time. In 1970s Kenya the two threads of rumba.

Kenya Special" has been a great find for me, as I am keen on discovering Kenyan music from the past. However, I would strongly recommend this to anyone with an interest in African music from previous decades as this album contains an innovative and distinctive blend of styles resulting in a fantastic collection of music. It would have been great to be in Nairobi in the 1970s hearing these artists live, but "Kenya Special" is the next best thing. 12 people found this helpful.

Kenya Special was one of Soundway Records' most popular releases and is considered a milestone in East African compilations. Now comes the latest release from Soundway's acclaimed African 'Special' compilation series, featuring 20 extremely rare recordings from East Africa, an area barely touched by modern compilations. The featured songs on Kenya Special : Volume Two bend the rules, break away from existing genres and sometimes experiment with foreign music trends. The approach to musical redis. Kenya Special - Volume Two - Selected East African Recordings From the 1970s and 80s. sndwcd084.

Tracklist

The Loi-Toki-Tok Band Ware Wa 3:35
The Rift Valley Brothers* Mu-Africa 5:16
Slim Ali & The Famous Hodi Boys Watoto Nyara 5:16
The Mombasa Vikings Mama Matotoya 3:31
The Lulus Band Ngwendeire Guita 4:30
Mbiri Young Stars Ndiri Ndanogio Niwe 4:25
Gatanga Boys Band Wendo Ti Mbia 3:22
Orchestre Veve Star* Nitarudia 8:56
Hafusa Abasi & Slim Ali With The Yahoos Band* Sina Raha 4:51
DO 7 Band* H.O. Ochiri 4:45
New Gatanga Sound Thoni Ni Caki 4:27
The Lulus Band Nana 3:59
Nashil Pichen & The Eagles Lupopo Ng'ong'a Wa Mwanjalo 3:29
Orchestre Baba National Sweet Sweet Mbombo 8:25
Afro 70* Cha-Umheja 3:12
Peter Tsotsi Juma & The Eagles Lupopo Kajo Golo Weka 4:24
The Lulus Band Mutumia Muriu 2:58
Sophia Ben & The Eagles Lupopo See Serere 4:15
The Loi-Toki-Tok Band Leta Ngoma 3:17
Orchestre Super Volcano Mngeni Mali Yare Yore 4:24
The Rift Valley Brothers* Tiga Kurira 4:26
Kalambya Boys Kivelenge 5:38
Huruma Boys Band Teresia 5:07
Gatanga Boys Band Keep Change Kairitu 4:28
The Famous Nyahururu Boys Mwendwa 4:31
The Eagles Lupopo Pelekani 4:20
Ndalani 77 Brothers Nzaumi 4:06
Afro 70* Afrousa (Move On) 2:35
Nairobi Matata Jazz Tamba Tamba 5:41
Kiratu And His Group Yanagiria Kayo 4:41
Afro 70* Week End 4:35
The Mombasa Vikings Kibe Kibe 3:07

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SNDWCD046 Various Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & '80s ‎(2xCD, Comp) Soundway SNDWCD046 UK 2013
SNDWLP 046, SNDWLP046 Various Kenya Special (Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & '80s) ‎(3xLP + 7" + Album, Comp) Soundway, Soundway SNDWLP 046, SNDWLP046 UK 2013
SNDWCD046P Various Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & '80s ‎(CDr, Comp, Promo) Soundway SNDWCD046P UK 2013



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