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D.O. 7 Shirati Luo Voice Jazz Band - Christopher Odira

Featuring the deft, trilling guitars of Daniel Owino Misiani –known in Kenya & Tanzania as the ‘father of history’ and and ‘grandfather of benga‘– this track is a certain mood-lifter. 44 more words


Mozambique’s coal sector still embattled, but bottlenecks should soon go

Although Mozambique is an established producer of heavy mineral sands and high-quality rubies and, although important high-quality graphite projects will soon start operation and gold is likely to be added to the country’s mining portfolio in the near future, it cannot be doubted that the mining sector in the south-east African country remains dominated by coal. 1,791 more words


BASECAMP Guest Mix For Skream & Benga On BBC Radio 1


here’s a mix that we did for our friends Skream & Benga on their Radio 1 show.

free download & without bbc tags <3… 95 more words


Greatest Benga Artists of All Time

Long before Hip Hop, Reggae, House, Kapuka, Genge, Afro-Fusion, etc. hit airwaves in the media, Benga was the authentic Kenyan sound. Artists have lately embraced almost all contemporary music styles thus forgetting the genre. 1,154 more words


Porridge Bullet drop ANOTHER killer electro-Afro edit

Ahiwo Ahiwo! Move quick on this one too. There are still copies around online, but these won’t last long. The Estonian label Porridge Bullet have followed up the amazing… 143 more words

Ota Benga or An American Curiosity

During the earlier decades of the twentieth century, it was fashionable in the western world – both in the Americas and Europe, to conduct exhibitions of something foreign to their lands. 711 more words