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Urgent Jumping! - various

Titel : Urgent Jumping!

Artiest(en) : various

Genre : African

Medium : Dubbel CD

Jaar : 09-2016


€ 19,90

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Urgent Jumping! East African Musiki Wa Dansi Classics
27 East African dance hits from 1972 to 1982, by 21 Kenyan, Tanzanian and Congolese bands, add up to 2½ hours of `blissful expressive dance` music from a wonderful place in a bygone time.
One of the most prominent is benga, which originated in the 1970s among musicians of the Luo ethnic group in western Kenya, drawing on traditional rhythms and melodies but wielding electric guitars and basses. From further west came rumba and soukous, brought by Congolese émigrés to Kenya and Tanzania, where they formed bands that often included musicians from all three countries, sang in Lingala, KiSwahili and local languages, and have been enormously popular and influential since the `60s. The Arabic and Indian complexions of taraab from Zanzibar, Lamu and other islands off the East African coast colored pop music in the mainland cities of Mombassa, Nairobi and Dar es Salaam as well, particularly with the chakacha beat. Armstrong gives lively recollections of a bygone time in a wonderful place grace the album booklet.
DISC 1:
1. L`Orch. Dar International - Rufana Ya Kiko (5:18)
2. Afro 70 - Hasara Ya Moto (4:16)
3. Kauma Boys Band - Rose Atieno (4:34)
4. Super Mambo Jazz Band "69" - Nasalaki Nini (4:56)
5. Maquis Du Zaire - Denise (5:28)
6. Victoria Jazz Band - Anyanga (5:08)
7. Orchestre Conga Internationale - Nakupenda Sana (4:43)
8. L`Orch. Dar International - Rudi Nyumbani (6:42)
9. The Golden Kings Band - Taabu Ya Awendo (5:10)
10. Sunburst Band - Matatizo Nyumbani (4:22)
11. Urafiki Jazz Band - Nauli Ya Uda (3:21)
12. L`Orchestre Grand Piza - Oboti Kolisa (5:10)
13. Hafusa Abasi & Slim Ali And The Kikulacho Yahoos Band - Sina Raha (4:48)
14. L`Orch. Moja One - Dunia Ni Duara Pts 1 & 2 (9:46)
DISC 2:
1. Sunburst Band - Enzi Za Utumwani (4:07)
2. Sega Sega Band - John Ochieng (5:03)
3. L`Orchestre Super Mambo - Kurukia Ukuta (4:51)
4. Earthquake Jazz Band - Blasio Onyango (3:57)
5. L`Orch. Dar International - Chama Kimoja (5:20)
6. Vijana Jazz Band - Kosa La Wazazi (5:16)
7. Orchestre Special Liwanza - Vicky Pts 1 & 2 (9:15)
8. Super Mambo Jazz Band "69" - Jeanne Mulongo (5:06)
9. Juwata Jazz Band - Mpenzi Zalina (5:32)
10. L`Orch. Dar International - Hatari Kubwa (7:33)
11. Afro 70 - Cha Umheja (3:21)
12. L`Orch. Dar International - Rafiki Sina Pt 1 (4:07)
13. Orchestre Super Jambo - Yenga Pts 1 & 2 (9:11)
 
"The best East African party album ever" --fRoots
 
Whether Nigerian Afrobeat or Mali’s desert blues, West Africa has grabbed the lion’s share of acclaim for the continent’s musical legacy. As a corrective comes this treasure chest of dance classics from Kenya and Tanzania, made between 1972 and 1982, when Nairobi was a cultural hotspot, forging its own identity through styles such as benga and zilipendwa with acts like Afro 70 and Super Mambo Jazz Band 69 mixing together Latin rhythms, Swahili lyrics, sumptuous vocal harmonies and torrents of melodious guitars. Others, such as Maquis Du Zaire, borrowed from the brass sections of Memphis soul. Expertly curated by DJ John Armstrong, these 27 tracks alternately caress and kick ass. For the generation that’s rediscovered Fela and Afrobeat, it’s time to go east.
(review Guardian 18 September 2016)