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

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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. Not surprisingly, this sounds as much like Mbaraka Mwinshehe: another Tanzanian guitar giant in the muziki wa dansi tradition.

The Luo People of West Kenya –of which Odira is a constituent– are the same people from whom US President Barack Obama’s father descended.


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