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ARTIST
TITLE
Agwambo
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
KNO 002CD KNO 002CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
1/28/2008

"Lush vocal harmonies over smooth, danceable beats have made the sweet benga sounds of Bana Kadori a mainstay on the Kenyan music scene for almost 30 years. Formed in 1979 as a backing band for the legendary Ochieng Kabasseleh, the 'Band of the Children of Dori' has spent decades fine tuning their own intoxicating blend of Luo benga and Congolese rumba -- a sound that exhilarated audiences on the group's first U.S. tour in August and September of 2007. It was toward the end of this summer sojourn that Bana Kadori hooked up with Kanyo's own Nyathi Otenga Flying Studios in a basement in Bethlehem, PA to document their latest collection of sonic confections. The result is Agwambo, a 74-minute powerhouse built from the rolling rhythms and memorable melodies that have won Bana Kadori the hearts of music fans from Nairobi to New York. This is the second Kanyo Records release, the label run by Alex Minoff and Ian Eagleson of Extra Golden and Weird War."