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Various Artists - The Boys From Nairobi: Benga & Rumba from 1980s Kenya

No Wahala Sounds

  • £20.70

Format: Vinyl LP
Catalogue No.: NWS12
Barcode:  5050580761155
Release Date: 22nd April 2021
Genre: African (Benga)

01: Kangundo D Boys Mpenzi Maggie
02: Kyanganga Boys Band Ivinda Ya Tene
03: Nyeri Honey Boys Ndikwenda Kwanangwo
04: Kangundo D Boys Mbarak Mwinshehe
05: Kirurumo Boys Mwendwa Wama
06: Kali Kali Boys Ungwana Ni Tabia
07: Kirurumo Boys Njeri
08: Nyeri Honey Boys Nowe Wecuka
09: Kyanganga Boys Band Kyalo Kya Sikimu
10: Kali Kali Boys Mchezo Wa Panya

This album is a celebration of benga and rumba music recorded in Nairobi, Kenya in the early 1980s. The five Kenyan groups chosen all feature "Boys" in their band names in one form or another; a common theme in Kenyan music at that time.

The tracks selected were all released as 7" vinyl singles on the Boxer, Lulus and Hit Parade labels, which were all part of Babu Shah's Audio Productions stable. This is the first time they have been released outside of Kenya.

No Wahala Sounds are proud to bring you these lost musical gems and would like to thank Doug Paterson for digital clean up from the original vinyl.

Due for release on 09 April 2021. Interest for airplay from Tom Ravenscroft and Gideon Coe from BBC 6 Music, DJ Ritu from Resonance FM/SOAS Radio, Roger Hill from BBC Merseyside, Steve Barker from BBC Lancashire, and DJ Debbie Golt from Resonance FM.

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