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Benga and Luo traditions

Benga, a Kenyan dance music, first emerged within the Luo community during the late 1960s. The genre has provided many Kenyans with a malleable platform that connects with the traditional ethnic poetic and musical sensibilities that have been resilient in both rural and urban Luo life. 76 more words

Popular Music

Diary of an Afro Warrior — Benga — W.A.C.#2

My thoughts

Dubstep. Put yourself back in 2008 for a moment; the genre is established but not mainstream. It’s a different sound, a combination of the heavy drum and bass, grime and the rather mellow, electronic, reggae-esque dub. 540 more words


Sunday Easy Listening

Ah, Sunday. I do love Sunday. Sunday Roast happens on a Sunday. Or if you’re me, a lazy student, last night’s pizza is an okay substitute. 356 more words


Tonight Episode 1 of our radio show SISTER Radiowith special guests Benga & SG Lewis airs on Dash Radio at 8pm PST #DASH1

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Kenya Special: Volume Two - Selected East African recordings

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. 380 more words


150: Katy B - Katy On A Mission

Remember when dubstep was cool? Not the James Blake model of undulating wibbles with minimal electronica or gentle tinkling, but properly harsh stuff that breaks free from rhythmic conventions? 46 more words