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Chania River Boys 'Reke Tumanwo Biuu' MPP

kikuyuIn the exciting evolution of Benga the Kikuyu artists implemented a fast paced rhythm, duo vocal harmony with several layers of guitar comp, melody and a minimalstic steady bumpin base/drum beat with little variation. This receipt seem to have worked as there are several Benga tunes perfected in the same style, often new incarnations of the same melody but with different vocals. Peter Kigia (Wa Ester) had a big hit with the B-side of his own privately financed MPP label. Rickard Masip made us aware that the artist is still ongoing with this youtube clip. Enjoy the original release from 1991! Who said the 90’ties was boring?

B)Chania River Boys ‘Reke Tumanwo Biuu’

4 Comments to Chania River Boys ‘Reke Tumanwo Biuu’ MPP

  1. Doug Paterson says:

    This must be one of the last 45rpm singles ever released in Kenya. I don’t remember the precise date, but it wasn’t long after 1991 that the pressing plant was shut down for good.

  2. Juan says:

    thanks for posting these lost treasures

  3. chris meserve says:

    that was exceptionally tasty….thank you!

  4. Rickard Masip says:

    There is Kenyan 45 releases after 1992, but is the latest date i’ve ever seen.

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