- 1 year ago
Playing tracks by
Mbiri Young Stars, Shirati Jazz, Rift Valley Brothers, Huruma Boys Band, Tanya Ria and more.
On this episode soul, funk, and dance music from East Africa: Kenya and Tanzania. Infectious drumming, liquid electric guitar, hypnotic bass lines – the Nairobi sound of benga is a mash-up of traditional Kenyan music, Cuban rhumba, Congolese finger-picking guitars, and South African street buskers. Meanwhile, in Tanzania a similar sound was brewing. Based on Congolese rumba, muziki wa dansi (or "dance music" in Swahili), brought blistering horns and brass to nightclubs in Dar Es Salaam.