Soundway is proud to present 'Kenya Special : Volume Two'. This time the team of compilers have gone to even greater lengths to share a small part of what is slowly being accepted as an essential element of East Africa's cultural heritage: the history of recorded popular music.
The featured songs on Kenya Special : Volume Two bend the rules, break away from existing genres and sometimes experiment with foreign music trends. The approach to musical rediscovery behind Kenya Special : Volume Two has its origins in a youthful movement of vinyl collecting as well as, to some extent, club culture.
'Kenya Special' was one of Soundway Records' most popular releases and is considered a milestone in East African compilations. Now comes the latest release from Soundway's acclaimed African 'Special' compilation series, featuring 20 extremely rare recordings from East Africa, an area barely touched by modern compilations.
The release comes with detailed liner notes, original artwork and photography.
Available as 3 x 180g LP in gatefold sleeve (with MP3 download) or CD
The vinyl version features an extra track.
Tracks: The Lulus Band - I Can Feel It / The Bahari Boys - Simba Yuna Nguruma / Kamaru Celina Band - Mukurara Nake / Orch Conga Internationale - Nakupenda Sana / Rift Valley Brothers - Mucang’ang’o Ugiraga Mukindirio / L’Orch Central International - Jane Jaber / Eagles Lupopo 77 - Mrembo Pesa / Afro 70 - Libondela / Lulus Band - Daina / Orchestre Todi Nationale - Misumba / Peter J Tsotsi & The Eagles Lupopo - Fanya Imani / Kilwa Jazz - Shirikisho / Orch Simba Wanyika - Nakupenda / Afro 70 - Nina / Sammy Katana - Vilole (maisha ya mjini) / African Vibration - Hinde / Mac & Party - Harambe / Orchestre Mangelepa - Nseya / Awengele – Awengele / / Hafusa Abasi & The Yahoos - Ewe Mola**
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