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African Rhythms: Songs from Kenya

African Rhythms: Songs from Kenya

While touring Kenya with his musical group in the late 1950s, David Nzomo realized that it was sometimes difficult to keep the audience’s attention during stage set–up and transitions. To fill the dead time, Nzomo played songs he used for weddings, parties, and local get–togethers, and that music subsequently turned into the core of his repertoire. He sings in Swahili, Kamba, and English on themes of courtship, marriage, life in a foreign country, and Kenya’s independence. Nzomo’s liner notes include musical notation, lyrics, and track notes.

Track Listing

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Kipenzi Changu David Nzomo 3:05
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102
Funga Macho David Nzomo 2:30
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103
Katindo David Nzomo 3:23
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104
Thelwa Ni Kyeva David Nzomo 2:41
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105
Nzembelukye David Nzomo 2:14
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201
Twika Wakwa David Nzomo 2:55
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202
Alusi David Nzomo 2:48
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203
You Must Tell Me David Nzomo 3:09
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Kenya David Nzomo 2:24
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Osai Ngethi David Nzomo 3:02

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