Latapaza Band – Odi-Yoo (Kenya, 1974, Sirocco)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Odi-Yoo“, a bouncy Kenyan Benga Afro Rock track sung in Swahili and recorded in the mid 70s by the obscure band “Latapaza Band“, probably their one and only single ever released – Enjoy !

Latapaza Band – Odi-Yoo (Kenya, 1974, Sirocco)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/MjNCP2UxkO0

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Joseph Kamaru – Kenya Kurungara (Kenya, 1970s, Kenya United Sounds)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Kenya Kurungara“, a catchy Benga track by the musician and political Kenyan activist Joseph Kamaru – Enjoy !

Joseph Kamaru – Kenya Kurungara

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/1cWwKTfWQzI

Have a nice saturday !

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Super Mazembe – Samba (Kenya, 1982, Virgin)

The Orchestre Super Mazembe was a very popular band in Nairobi (Kenya) in the 80’s, as known on the Lingala Kenyan scene as Les Mangelepa and Baba Gaston.


The band was formed in Zaire in 1967 by Mutonkole Longwa Didos, and was called “Super Vox” at the time, but changed its name to Orchestra Super Mazembe when the members moved to Nairobi in 1974.

 The members decided to split in 1985, after more than 5 albums and several singles recorded.

Orchestre Super Mazembe – Samba

Have a nice sunday,

Armand