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Hafusa Abasi & Slim Ali ‘Sina Raha/Hayes Mawazo’

We open this blog with a 45 I found in Linkoni outside Mombasa Kenya in 2007. It was stored by a woman who had a coastal distribution business of recorded music back in seventies and eighties. There was shitloads of 45’s there all stacked in three meter towers. I only had a few hours so I grabbed out about 10 singles and headed back on the ferry over to the mainland. Sorting out my find later that day I realized I had found something special. Since 2007 this track has been featured in several mixes so the cat is out of the bag so to speak. If you haven’t heard it yet it’s a quality double sider from the coastal province of Swahili land Kenya. Fused with Arabic elements and a genuine funk twist supplied by maestro Slim Ali himself. Check out the tracks. B) Hafusa Abasi & Slim Ali ‘Sina Raha’ and ‘Hayes Mawazo’ We also hope that you check out our blog in the future as there will be new Kenyan 45’s added every week!

A) Hafusa Abasi & Slim Ali ‘Hayesh Mawazo’
B) Hafusa Abasi & Slim Ali ‘Sina Raha’ WRC

2 Comments to Hafusa Abasi & Slim Ali Sina Raha/Hayes Mawazo

  1. Doug says:

    I’m looking forward to your blog posts to learn about your treasure of great vinyl from the 70s and 80s. Regarding Slim Ali, I hadn’t heard he died. Can you give us a source for that?

  2. Jasper Verhulst says:

    Any chance on a reissue of this great 45?

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