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01
Maroon Commandos Mwakaribishwa Na Maroon
09 :10
02
Gabriel Omolo & His Apollo Komesha Tony Onyango
05 :24
03
Les Wanyika Sina Makosa
10 :43
04
Gabriel Omolo & His Apollo Komesha Magy Nyar Alego
04 :31
05
H. O. Kabaselleh Wuoro Ogola Adoyo
10 :11
06
Gabriel Omolo & His Apollo Komesha Wed Today Divorce Tomorrow
05 :06
07
Maroon Commandos Charonyi Ni Wasi
09 :08
08
Gabriel Omolo & His Apollo Komesha Lunch Time
04 :47
09
Wanyika Super Les Les Simimi
09 :00
10
Daniel Kamau I Love You
04 :05
ARTIST
TITLE
Kenya Dance Mania
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
EW 024CD EW 024CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/28/2015

Originally released in 1991. Rocking rumba, butt-kicking benga, and other exuberant sounds of Nairobi in the 1970s and '80s, when that bustling metropolis was the Big Papaya for musicians from all around Central and East Africa, and bands such as the Maroon Commandos, Gabriel Omolo & His Apollo Komesha, and Les Wanyika jam-packed the clubs every night. "Kenya Dance Mania is full of sparkling guitars, lilting melodies, strident horns and homespun wisdom," The Observer observed. "Just try and resist such an irresistible, knock-down-dead groove," CMJ challenged. Includes tracks by Maroon Commandos, Gabriel Omolo & His Apollo Komesha, Les Wanyika, H.O. Kabaselleh, Wanyika Super Les Les, and Daniel Kamau.