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Nairobi Hot Spots

Be sure to go to a few discos while you are in Kenya. You’ll find some places with some really great local music and other places that are very gritty. In the cheaper places you may find that a lot…

Kenya & Tanzania Witchcraft & Ritual Music

Kenya & Tanzania Witchcraft & Ritual Music

TITLE: Kenya & Tanzania Witchcraft & Ritual Music Artist: Various Recorded by: David Fanshawe Original Release Date: 1975 Location: Kenya & Tanzania Listening Time: 48 minutes 37 seconds Distributed by: Elektra Entertainment (Time Warner) What this CD is about: David…

The Rough Guide to The Music of Kenya and Tanzania

The Rough Guide to The Music of Kenya and Tanzania

Title:Rough Guide – Music of Kenya and Tanzania Artist: Various Listening Time: 72 minutes 46 seconds Original Release Date: 1996 Distributed By: World Music Network What I Liked: This is truly a cross section of styles across East Africa.  Included…

I Dreamed of Africa Soundtrack

I Dreamed of Africa Soundtrack

TITLE: I Dreamed of Africa Soundtrack Artists: Maurice Jarre, Ayub Ogada, Geoffrey Oryema Produced by: Maurice Jarre Original Release Date: 2000 Listening Time: 59 minutes 58 seconds Distributed by: Varese SarabandeWhat I Liked: Naturally, I liked Ondiek (Track 2) and…

John Gathu – Exclusives

John Gathu sent me lyrics from his new song I Will Praise the Lord along with a few audio clips. You will only find this here at All Things Kenyan! I Will Praise The Lord RealAudio© Clip Mkenya RealAudio© Clip…

John Gathu – 3 Chord Poker

John Gathu – 3 Chord Poker

John Gathu has released his first CD, 3 Chord Poker, via MP3.com. The first track I listened to was Bwana Nipe Ushujaa which is Swahili for “Lord Give Me Courage”. I instantly liked this song and is my favorite one.…

John Gathu – One Man, One Guitar

John Gathu – One Man, One Guitar

ATK: What is your full name? What tribe are you from? John: My full name is John Kariuki Gathu. I was born in Kiambu, just north of Nairobi, on January 11th, 1961. My parents were teachers/farmers who later evolved into…

Abana ba Nasery – !Nursery Boys Go Ahead!

Abana ba Nasery – !Nursery Boys Go Ahead!

TITLE: !Nursery Boys Go Ahead! Artists: Abana Ba Nasery Original Release Date: 1991 Listening Time: 53 minutes 31 seconds Distributed by: Ace Records Ltd. What I Liked: In every song you can hear Abana’s trademark Fanta bottle. After all they…