The compilation Urgent Jumping! East African Musiki Wa Dansi Classics showcases the proliferating dance styles of Kenya and Tanzania in the 1970s.
Featuring Paul Kalkbrenner, Chemical Brothers, Flying Lotus, Moby, Benga, and more, plus afterparties
A tribute to the president brought together Chicago’s Occidental Brothers Dance Band International and their new front man: African superstar Samba Mapangala.
A song in praise of Kenyan opposition leader Raila “Agwambo” Odinga, written before the recent election violence, finally sees release as the prospect of peace begins to brighten.
Kenya’s Kenge Kenge reimagine benga music.
A terrific new album by Opiyo Bilongo of Extra Golden introduces Americans to the pleasures of Kenyan benga music.