photo op: Sinter Klaas at the shop.

Monday, December 08, 2008 - 03:15, by Steve Mugiri

My other car has 8 'horsepower' or Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen don't work till Christmas night.

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musical link: Kelenkye Band, Orchestre Elegance-Jazz and DO Misiani & Shirati Band

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 04:47, by Steve Mugiri

Some tracks that I have been listening to over the last couple of days ..

East African rhumba circa 1970/1980Daniel Owino Misiani & Shirati band - Wuoro Monono

From Africa Serenades 29 ( thanks again Cheeku! ), here is Orchestra Elegance Jazz with Ngalula Marthe. This has appeared in another couple of interesting places including mix #6 in the Kinshasa-Nairobi Express series at World Passport.

Some luck soul recently picked up this single on eBay for a mere $8 …

East African rhumba circa 1970/1980Orchestra Elegance Jazz - Ngalula Marthe

Kelenkye Band in Jungle Music pulled off African Serenades 28 ( thank you Cheeku and Matt!) . While there ar

musical link: Moji & The Tropicals, Double M Sound

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 05:37, by Steve Mugiri

Some of you may remember that way back in August, I posted a track from Moji and the Tropicals and later went on to pick up the disc on eBay thanks to a tip from Doug. Well, I finally got around to digitizing the 2nd track on the disk.

Not sure what to make of it.

“Duniani Mateso”, the B side of the desk, is certainly worth the price of admission.

The title track on the A-side of the disk, “Let’s live together”, confuses me a little though. It has this nationalistic thing going on that simply does not go down well with James Brown in my book. I was left… ( Read on! )

Farewell Mama, Miriam Makeba dead at 76

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 22:11, by Steve Mugiri

Miriam Makeba, Mama Afrika, died November 9th 2008.

She will be missed.

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Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 21:18, by Steve Mugiri

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He likes to blog about pre-turn of the century East African music and the application of innovative and appropriate technology in daily life in Africa as well as anything he fancies.

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