Friday, May 01, 2009

SANGO SPECIAL! HIT PARADE EAST AFRICA










A mix of classic East African rumba from the vaults. Alastair Johnston from Muzikifan provides the context: "The 1970s through mid-80s was the era of Congolese expatriate bands in Nairobi: groups like Boma Liwanza of Shango Lola, Les Kinois of Samba Mapangala, Super Mazembe of Longwa Didos, and Les Mangelepa of Bwammy wa Lumwona (who had come East with Baba Gaston and Baba National). Those from North-East Congo came to Kampala, Uganda; those from Shaba in the South came to Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, but sooner or later they headed to Nairobi for the recording studios there. In 1985 the Kenyan government under Daniel Arap Moi cracked down on expatriate bands and groups like Les Mangelepa were forced to leave or disband."
Tracklisting for the mix is over at matsulimusic.podomatic.com
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If you like what you hear then you will be pleased to know that there are a limited number of these featured Sango singles still available to buy. For just £40 including worldwide postage you get any five of the following titles:
ARTIST :: TITLE :: LABEL :: CATELOGUE NO :: DATE
Orch. Les Mangelepa :: Dracula pts 1 & 2 :: SANGO :: ASL 7-2250 :: 1980
Orch Baba National :: Assana-Nela pts 1 & 2 :: SANGO :: ASL 7-2254 :: 1980
Orch. Viva Makale (Alimasi) :: Akamba pts 1 & 2 :: SANGO :: ASL 7-2256 :: 1980
Orch. Pepelepe :: Baleki Nzela pts 1 & 2 :: SANGO :: ASL 7-3380 :: 1980
Kabras Boys Band :: Khwanyola Hasara /Dinah Nanyama :: SANGO :: PA 7-7219 :: 1980
Okamm Stars Band :: Jinfa Dumbe / George Ambuche :: SANGO :: PA 7-7220 :: 1980
Orch. Simba Wanyika :: Daina pts 1 & 2 :: SANGO :: POL 426 :: 1980
Maroon Commandos :: Charonyi Ni Wasi pts 1 & 2 :: SANGO :: POL 434 :: 1980
Soloist National:-L'Orch. Super Volcano :: Hayati Ndugu Sembuli :: SANGO :: POL 435 :: 1980
Orch. Les Wanyika :: Pamela pts 1 & 2 :: SANGO :: POL 437 :: 1980
Maroon Commandos :: Wacheza Na Maroon pts 1 & 2 :: SANGO :: POL 438 :: 1980
Simba Wanyika :: Mary Tuyamalize pts 1 & 2 :: SANGO :: POL 439 :: 1980
Mlimani Park Orchestra :: Maudhi Y aKila Siku pts 1 & 2 :: SANGO :: POL 444 :: 1980
Them Mushrooms Band :: Mombasa /Kenya Hakuna Matata :: SANGO :: POL 446 :: 1980
Orch. Les Wanyika :: Kwanza Jiulize pts 1 & 2 :: SANGO :: POL 447 :: 1980
Orch. Les Wanyika :: Paulina pts 1 & 2 :: SANGO :: SAN 21 :: 1979
Orch. Super Volcano :: Shida pts 1 & 2 :: SANGO :: SAN 23 :: 1979
Maroon Commandos :: Maona Kijicho pts 1 & 2 :: SANGO :: SAN 24 :: 1979
Orch Les Noirs :: Mayaka pts 1 & 2 :: SANGO :: SAN 26 :: 1979

Strictly first come first served. To order please CONTACT me or visit www.matsulimusic.com

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome post; I did not initially realize that the cast was 3 hours long! Abeingo Success is new to me, so I this is appreciated. Thanks!

joe

aduna said...

Hello Matt,
I've just take the time to listen to your mix. What an amazing collection you have! Thank a lot for this great share.

Timothy said...

I've just been musically transported to East Africa!

A Ndeko Na ngai, yo nde osukisaka banso! (Lingala)

A Ndugu yangu, wewe ni kiboko yao! (Slangy Swahili)

Oh Brother, you're the best!

Bagchampa said...

Wow ! Moi was such an asshole, a few years earlier he had banned non-swahili/english songs from national radio [the only radio back them ] because it was promoting tribalism [ and all home brewed beer too] . These expatriate bands were the only ones making quality Swahili music so it became scarce. The bands that performed in local languages were relegated to marketplaces and tribally segregated bars . Meanwhile national radio was overun by soukouss [ although neither kiSwahili or English it was not in local tribal dialect either ] . Since there was little material coming from expatriate bands their music eventually became "Zilizopendwa ".
Protectionism Never Works.

Mr. Mozambique said...

Hi Matsuli. I can't seem to get any of the links to work. Are these singles still for sale? I'm interested in some of the Wanyika pieces. Thanks from Bangkok, Jonathan

matt said...

Hi Jonathan...unfortunately these old links have expired! But let me see what I can do....

matt said...

http://matsulimusic.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2009-05-01T15_52_35-07_00.mp3

The link above is still active....

Mr. Mozambique said...

Thanks, Matt. Are those singles still for sale? Thx, Jonathan

matt said...

Yes sir, I have just taken delivery of new stock which I will be advertising shortly....