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Owiny Sigoma Band bring Power Punch and Mo Fireee to Stone Town
The Owiny journey began back in 2009 when Jesse Hackett (Africa Express/Elmore Judd/Gorillaz) along with four other London musicians Louis Hackett (bass), Sam Lewis (guitar), Chris Morphitis (bouzouki/guitar) and Tom Skinner (drums) first travelled to Kenya to record with Joseph Nyamungu, a Nyatiti master musician, and Charles Owoko, a Luo drummer. Two headline spots at Sauti za Busara shows these guys can deliver. I recommend you catch both.
I caught up with Jesse and Louis to talk about Busara at their local boozer in north London. Fresh from cutting Power Punch their second LP with Charles and Joseph they were looking ahead to their sunshine escape and playing 'under African skies'. Whilst attempting to play pool and sup a couple of medicinal January Guinesses, Chek the words and music at http://www.mambomagazine.com