This album is a celebration of benga and rumba music recorded in Nairobi, Kenya in the early 1980s. The five Kenyan groups chosen all feature "Boys" in their band names in one form or another; a common theme in Kenyan music at that time.
The tracks selected were all released as 7" vinyl singles on the Boxer, Lulus and Hit Parade labels, which were all part of Babu Shah's Audio Productions stable. This is the first time they have been released outside of Kenya.
No Wahala Sounds are proud to bring you these lost musical gems and would like to thank Doug Paterson for digital clean up from the original vinyl.
Due for release on 09 April 2021. Interest for airplay from Tom Ravenscroft and Gideon Coe from BBC 6 Music, DJ Ritu from Resonance FM/SOAS Radio, Roger Hill from BBC Merseyside, Steve Barker from BBC Lancashire, and DJ Debbie Golt from Resonance FM.
A1 –Kangundo Dangerous Boys Mpenza Maggie
A2 –Kyanganga Boy's Ivinda Ya Tene
A3 –Nyeri Honey Boys Ndikwenda Kwanangwo
A4 –Kangundo Dangerous Boys Mbarak Mwinshehe
A5 –Kirurumo Boys Mwendwa Wama
B1 –Kali Kali Boys Ungwana Ni Tabia
B2 –Kirurumo Boys Njeri
B3 –Nyeri Honey Boys Nowe Wecuka
B4 –Kyanganga Boy's Kyalo Kya Sikimu
B5 –Kali Kali Boys Mchezo Wa Panya