2 thoughts on “Watume”

  1. Dave Otieno is one of the great studio guitarists of Kenya and he usually has a band or two he plays with live while in Kenya. These days, as part of The Nile Project, he’s doing a lot of international touring. http://nileproject.org/dave-otieno/
    He was also part of Kenya’s performing crew at the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

  2. This is Dave Otieno’s song. It was recorded and sung by Otieno, left-handed virtuoso guitarist who is still playing in Nairobi with his band Wakurugenzi and who is a respected and sought-after guitarist. Mike Ofula plays bass. Lawrence MacGoye is on keys. Wally Amalemba of African Heritage Band (replacing Watume’s regular drummer Randy Selwano) is on drums. Markus Kamau and Dave split rhythm chops (though Dave’s stratocaster is sharper). The track was recorded in August 87 after Watume split and when Markus Kamau (Mark Hankins, an American) was headed back to the US. Kamau’s song Wanjiku was recorded during the same session.

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