In Kenya, this meant that after about 4 minutes 40 seconds, the song would be faded out. However, it was a common practice to extend the song in a largely rhythmic and instrumental jam that would be placed on the B side of the disc. Usually Kakai Kilonzo - Mama Sofi (Vinyl) sides were done in one take with the Kakai Kilonzo - Mama Sofi (Vinyl) playing through a fade-out at the end of part one and then continuing for a fade-in to part two.
All but the last song on Best of Kakai Volume One have this two-part structure. Another interesting aspect of song construction is the distinct break that occurs after the verses have been sung.
This usually takes place about 2 to 3 minutes into the piece. The rhythm or chord pattern may change and a different perspective on the subject might be voiced by the "public.
Benga music is Kenya's own, home grown, pop music style that developed in the mids with Luo musicians from western Kenya and quickly spread to other parts of the country in locally distinct versions.
Across Kenya, benga is characterized by bright interlocking guitar parts, active bass lines, and a pulsing kick-drum after its introduction in the s.
Lyrics in local languages and melodies reflecting local traditions give benga its regional flavors. These differences tend to place a boundary around musicians' audiences. Though benga is the national style, benga musicians typically have few fans outside their particular linguistic and cultural groups. Kakai Kilonzo is one of only a handful of benga artists Kakai Kilonzo - Mama Sofi (Vinyl) attract a broad following across Kenya. This CD features some of his best loved hits of the 80s, recorded before his passing in These songs were recorded with 45 rpm singles in mind.
In the vinyl editions, side one fades out and side two fades in with part two of the song. In this Shava CD, parts one and two for each song have been combined. The Best of Kakai Volume One is a welcome addition for benga music fans. You'll enjoy songs such as Mama Sofi audio excerptSera Kamama, Baba Mkwe and Mpenzi Mary and with sound quality that is superior to the original vinyl.
Although based in the US for his music studies, Wainaina is one of the stars of the new generation of younger Kenyan musicians. Juno Daily Music and tech news, interviews, features, reviews and more. Music New This Week. New Today. Last 8 Weeks. Back Catalogue. Back In Stock. Coming Soon. DJ Charts. Juno Recommends. Gift Vouchers. All Genres. Rock All. Studio Equipment. These continued for a duration of five years.
In he was employed in Thika town at farms that dealt with pineapple plantations as a harvester. While in Thika, Kakai made single stringed guitars which were made of tin, due to his interest in music. He played then during his leisure time in the farms. Through his peanut earnings he managed to by a box guitar.
He used to entertain local people at night during his off-time; which is termed as Tumisonge in Kamba. Kilonzo's talents as a musician soon won him renown. As far as I can tell, these compilations are all out of print.
Kakai Kilonzo - Mama Sofi (Vinyl) not a Kenyan, this Congolese guitarist was immensely popular in Kenya, spent time there circaand influenced many Kenyan guitarists. Both CDs are fine collections from the definitive name in Luo benga, D. Benga Blast! Piny Peen' yeeon the other hand, is an original Globestyle recording made in Kakai Kilonzo - Mama Sofi (Vinyl).
It is clean, polished, and in stereo. While the musical content is pure Shirati, the mix is a bit unusual for the group. Order: Piny Ose Mer from Amazon. Although critics say it's got no soul, I love it--great guitars. George Ramogi and C. Dumbe Dumbe Jazz Band. Since the early s, George Ramogi helped fashion the sound Luo pop music with his benga and rumba styles.
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