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01
Juma Nature Feat. Professor Jay Juma Nature ft. Professor Jay - Umoja Wa Tanzania
05 :54
02
Wagosi Wa Kaya Feat. The First Mack Wagosi Wa Kaya ft. The First Mack - Wauguzi
06 :37
03 04 :15
04
Prof. Jay Feat. Juma Nature & Muny Professor Jay ft. Juma Nature & Muny - Zali La Mentali
06 :09
05
LWP Majitu Usinichanganye Mi
04 :31
06
GK Feat. Lady JO & Eastcoastteam GK ft. Lady JD & Eastcoastteam - Ama Zangu Ama Zao
04 :23
07
Gangwe Mobb Asali Wa Moyo
04 :06
08
Daz Baba Feat. Mangwair Daz Baba ft. Mangwair - Wife
04 :05
09 05 :43
10
Afande Sele Feat. Solo Thang & Prof. Jay Afande Sele ft. Solo Thang & Professor Jay - Mtazamo
04 :27
11
K-Sal Feat. Feruzi K-Sal ft. Feruzi - Mkiwa
05 :13
12
Sista P. Anakuja
03 :11
13
Mr. Ebbo Mi Mmasai (Rmx)
05 :03
14 04 :28
ARTIST
TITLE
Bongo Flava: Swahili Rap From Tanzania
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
OH 003CD OH 003CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/7/2006

Bongo Flava: Swahili Rap from Tanzania is a 70- minute ride through the streets of Dar es Salaam. It's a look at what youth in present urban East Africa think and dream about. Bongo Flava is the name of a certain type of hip-hop-influenced music which -- unnoticed by the rest of the world -- has become the best selling pop music in East Africa today. It's a music of the post-socialism era channeled by a wave of new private radio stations. The name "bongo flava" comes from the Kiswahili word for brains: ubongo. Bongo is the nickname of Dar es Salaam, and means that you need brains to survive there. Tanzanian youth started rapping in the 1980s fascinated by U.S. hip-hop. They soon developed their own way of doing it and today the music has become a style characterized by the use of local melodies, beats, topics and their own language, Kiswahili. This compilation presents the hits by some of the most important Bongo Flava artists.