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Gospel Songs from Kenya: Kikamba Hymns

Gospel Songs from Kenya: Kikamba Hymns

Between 1965 and 1976, David Nzomo recorded six albums of songs about his native Kenya. The albums ranged from children’s songs to work and dance songs and political songs. In his final recording for Folkways, Nzomo performs eight gospel songs in Swahili, many of these adapted from traditional English church hymns but one, “Utonii na Wui (Power and Wisdom),” composed by Nzomo himself. Complete lyrics in Swahili are included in the liner notes. In 2014, Professor Nzomo was interviewed by the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Track Listing

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Kuvoya ni Kumwon'ya Ngai #82 (Prayer is the Soul's Desire, RS 322) David Nzomo 3:33
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102
Utonii na Wui David Nzomo 5:25
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103
Yesu Klisto, Mwiaii #176 (Rock of Ages #SSS 237) David Nzomo 3:39
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Kwai Muthenya Wai Na Muyo #84 (O Happy Day, That Fixed My Choice SSS 866) David Nzomo 6:10
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201
Tavan'yai #172 (Send the Light RS 628) David Nzomo 4:15
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202
Ve Umwe Yu #152 (There is One Above RS 815) David Nzomo 5:06
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203
Kyathi Kya Mboya Ki Muyi #193 (Sweet Hour of Prayer RS 560) David Nzomo 5:49
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Ngingwinengane Kwa Yesu #210 (I Surender Al RS 581) David Nzomo 4:48
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