“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.”

– Kimberly Johnson

I’m sorry.

Now that we have that out of the way, straight to business.

It is only appropriate, then, that we kick this off with a track from Matata. Their track “Return to you” from their debut album “Independence” is often overlooked for better know tracks like “I feel funky” and Getting together.

Matata - Independence  Matata - Independence

ntwiga.net Matata – Return to you

Let me know what you think.

Thanks for hanging around while I was doing what I had to do.

Hopefully, balance and sanity can now be restored to the universe.

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189 Responses

  1. Lydia says:

    Hi Steve
    It’s great to hear from you… glad that you were able to take care of the stuff that needed taking care of. I love your post….. I have always enjoyed Afro funk… and I never heard this one before. It has alot of James Brown flavor of course….but then again he was the funk hero……. There’s not much information on the group, except that it’s from the 70’s, are they Kenyan?

    Let me also make another post from the 70’s. This is Waigwa Wachira with ‘Marry Me’. He broke our then teenage hearts when he came to our school and sang ‘Annies Song’ by John Denver… and we were convinced it was his own oringinal song just for us…sigh.. to be young.

    Hope some of you remember him….. Kabuga might know if he’ll still active in Kenya.. I think he also did some acting for movies.
    I didn’t take out the pops because I overdid it with another track and messed it, but it also gives a nice nostalgic flavor of those tuntable days.

    Marry Me http://www.sendspace.com/file/slzl4p

  2. Some guy says:

    Esororo, Seriously? 18 blind links with no indication as to what they are?


  3. Esororo says:

    @ Some guy

    Just click on the link before you download and your blindness will be cured.

  4. Esororo says:

    @ Some Guy.

    Another way to solve your problem is to ignore the links.

  5. Tsango says:

    @ Lydia
    Thanks for the Waigwa Waciira song. I did not have it in my collection. Waigwa was my lecturer in one of the courses I took during my undergraduate studies at University of Nairobi in the late 70s. I guess that he is still plying the trade there todate. I last met him in 2006 when I was in Nairobi for vacation. He still looked spick and span for his age.

    @ Esororo
    Thanks for the posts. I am amazed at the diversity. Amongst them, I found some gems and as the Basuto would say in gratitude ‘kea leboha ntate.”

  6. Tsango says:

    @ Arnol_79
    Egoing had already brought it to my attention that the song I posted was not “Affaire Semeki” but its flipside titled “Naleli Zizi”. I have since made the correction in my library. Thanks for the correction. We hope one of us will post “Affaire Semeki”.
    The track you needed assistance with is called “Zouzou”: a Syran Mbenza composition and was played by the 4 stars. Below is version which I have that is longer
    Zouzou: http://www.sendspace.com/file/coa863

  7. saminator says:

    @ lydia,
    terrific work on VUNDUMUNA. do you think you can follow it up with KUMEKUJA (PESA KUJA) ? ’twas from the same lbum i think.

  8. kabuga says:

    @Saminator, Sammy Kasule’s pesa kuja http://www.sendspace.com/file/3v5y2a

    While vundumuna was by vundumuna including Sammy Kasule, i think pesa kuja was a solo project by Kasule. Enjoy!

  9. Arnol_79 says:

    @ Tsango

    thanks for the information of “Zouzou”

    @ All

    Could post something of the Orchestra manga kings “

  10. saminator says:

    @ kabuga

    fanstastic job on KUMEKUJA (PESA KUJA); unfortunately it stopped midway….what could have gone wrong?

  11. saminator says:

    @ tsango et al
    my roving has returned me to kenya after a brief sojourn in uganda. SINA NDUGU is the hit am trying to get as well as USIIBE. the latter is by them mushrooms while the original could have been done in tz, not too sure though.

  12. saminator says:

    @ while am still at it, could anybody send me to be with LALA SALAMA? incidentally who was it by?

  13. kabuga says:

    @Saminator, Sorry, i only have part 1.

    As of lala salama, it was by safari sound (kenyan) but i do not have it. Sina ndugu could be by Aziz Abdi but i think he calls it kazi ni kazi.

  14. Arnol_79 says:

    @ Saminator

    Are my versions of “lala salama”

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/txwuqs Lala Salama (Safari Sound Band)
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/477fwf Lala Salama (D.O. Misiani & Shirati Luo voice Jazz)
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/02iis6 Lala Salama (Central K. Jazz)

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/uql1dx Kazi ni kazi (Golden Sound Band)

    I’m looking for some time “lou lou chou chou “, without results.
    I think it is “african all stars”. I appreciate your answers.

  15. Tsango says:

    @ Saminator
    Sample these 2 songs. I wonder if they are the ones you had in mind.
    Nasema Sina Ndugu by Orchestra Maquis: http://www.sendspace.com/file/fc6xuv
    Usiibe by Them Mushrooms: http://www.sendspace.com/file/brdy01

  16. saminator says:

    @ tsango,
    you read my mind well; they are the exact songs i asked! nashukuru sana sana…

    @ arnol,
    thank you too for the LALA SALAMA. the KAZI NI KAZI may not have been the song i asked for but it still worked well for me because i loved it. you guys have really kept the clan spirit burning,

    @ kabugo,
    it’s pity we could not complete PESA KUJA because believe you me if you heard part 2 you would wnat to listen to it over and over again. but the clan remains strong, someday, as has always been the case, somebody will pop up with the complete tune. nasepeli mingi, natondi yo mingi, melesi mingi, asante sana and ero kamano………..

  17. kabuga says:

    The Mushrooms and safari sound songs have aroused my taste for chakacha! Am looking for the following songs:
    1. Harusi – Forest people band
    2. Msondo Ngoma – Them Mushrooms
    3. Mama lea mtoto – Safari sound

  18. Fred says:

    Pesa Kuja: http://www.sendspace.com/file/3olk3e
    This could be longer.

  19. Tsango says:

    @ Kabuga
    Here are some of your requests:
    Harusi by Forest People Band: http://www.sendspace.com/file/xqyta6
    Mama Lea Mtoto by Safari Sound Band: http://www.sendspace.com/file/bkraak

    @ All
    Here are additional chakacha tunes:
    Disco Chakacha by Mombasa Roots Band: http://www.sendspace.com/file/godyh0
    Mpenzi by Safari Sound Band: http://www.sendspace.com/file/mhv0f2
    Unkula Huu by Them Mushrooms: http://www.sendspace.com/file/i5wa5h

  20. saminator says:

    @ fred,
    now you are a true gem of the clan, and for that i nominate you on the list of the clan \knights\ for the great service. PESA KUJA is a true hit. just like i hinted earlier, you can never say never with the clan. thank you thank you thank you.

    @ all, a toast to “sir”‘fred!

  21. kabuga says:


    Thanks for the chakacha tunes. Would you or any clan member happen to have the original of mama lea mtoto?

  22. kabuga says:

    ARROW IS DEAD http://www.africambiance.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7369


    Anyone with socca rumba please share it.

  23. Tina says:

    Thanks so so much for Gatho Beevan’s ‘azalaki awa’, really love it, could u be having more of his gospel tunes?
    Hey guys, I got the Mazembe tune below from D.Ochan, for some strange reason he’s on Steve’s no-fly list ie he can’t login into the forum and make multiple posts, the spam filter’s the issue here, but I think he will navigate around this issue soon. Good luck friend!
    Maga – Orch. S. Mazembe

    U all have great wkend.

  24. Lydia says:

    Hey guys – my contribution to our weekend fix – a track by Om Alec Khaoli founder member of the group Harari. Hope it ignites those old memories….

    Say You Love Me Pt 1 – Om Alec Khaoli http://www.sendspace.com/file/yoflwp

    Say You Love Me Pt 2 – Om Alec Khaoli http://www.sendspace.com/file/pb82cs

  25. Lydia says:

    @ Mutunga
    you can shake a leg on me this weekend….and for all of you guys who may enjoy Les Kilimambogo…

    Famous KKK Les Kiliamambogo

    Lukunga Wisuvie Pt 1 http://www.sendspace.com/file/l6oqdu

    Lukunga Wisuvie Pt 2 http://www.sendspace.com/file/inhl7m

  26. Tsango says:

    @ All
    Here are songs by three great African female singers. Enjoy!
    Bena Moyo – Tshala Muana: http://www.sendspace.com/file/elw1a7
    Mobali na Ngai Wana – Mbilia Bel: http://www.sendspace.com/file/fjdwkd
    Basongueur – Mpongo Love: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ongc8x

  27. JARIBU says:

    Thanks for Maga, I am hearing it for the first time.

  28. Arnol_79 says:

    @ All

    Is soukous stars? could give me the name

  29. Robert says:


    Today I managed to talk to Egoing and hear his voice we hope to link up here in Kampala soon.
    Your guess is as good as mine of what will be on the menu!

  30. Egoing says:

    One of the happiest moments in my life was when I got connected to Robert by phone and found my steps back into the blog. Wondered later why I didn’t try to trick him first by claiming the caller is Osama?

    If anyone missed me, I got holed up in the Gold Mine, but at least I didn’t need or wait for a tunnel to be bored into the mine to get me out. Only that I got lost as the exit shaft I used for getting to the clan was covered up. I wondered whether it had anything to do with the absence of David. So, for sometime I was alone in the mine, no longer mining but supporting my big head between my hands in misery for being left in alone. Happily I raised an alarm, to which some members responded and got me out.
    Would to God someone was anywhere near me, s/he would not survive breathlessness from bouts of laughter seeing me rolling with the same because of the humour behind the exchange between two guys here.

    By the way, where is David? Anyone wonder about he could have gone? The last person I know who claimed to have spoken to him is Steve.

    Recovering from breath and will prepare to share again.

  31. Tsango says:

    @ Jaribu
    It was Tina who posted Mazembe’s Maga. While still in the Mushosho mood of Bana Likasi, lets listen to the following two tracks by Super Mazembe;
    Kanindo: http://www.sendspace.com/file/hz5yed
    Eya: http://www.sendspace.com/file/685y1c

  32. DOKOTOLOLAWI says:

    Sango nini Kamarade…….Yeah ve been Grounded for sometime but am happy to be back…DOKOTOLO…..Come to think of it though…Significance?Dokotolo is LINGALA for DOCTOR…Daktari ya Miziki Kitoko and then LAWI is my First Name.So am sure ur Happy now.if ur in Kenya u must have heard That Moniker on the airwaves.Anyway JARIBU, A need you to kindly JARIBIA My Request on SEPT 6TH which was to All…..Hope u can still include that I LOVE MURATA -DK KAMAU.Otikala kitoko mokonzi ya bakonzi

  33. Nobrun says:


    Thanx for Mazembe. ‘Maga’ is new to me. Nice tune. You also gave us ‘Mokano’. Thanx again. I wonder where I can get Mazembe’s complete discography.

  34. Mutunga says:

    @Lydia: Thanks for the Kilimambogo track. It’s ages since I last listened to it. I’ll be back with some tunes for you. :)

    @Esororo: Yes, I’ve been quiet for a while, but now that there is fresh action here, I’ll stay tuned.

  35. JARIBU says:

    Sorry for the mix up. I take this opportunity to thank Tina for Maga. I wonder how many songs are out there titled Kanindo! There is at least one from a Congolese band that was not based in Kenya, but I forget which one. Another one, Orch. Kiam mentions him prominently in Pamuzo.

  36. JARIBU says:

    Here are some of the songs you requested on September 6th. Will post others in due time.
    Festival Du Zaire – Setou = http://www.sendspace.com/file/f6sbj8
    Grand Piza – Ombatela (Mai Ndombe) = http://www.sendspace.com/file/i3wjai
    Veve – Mobutu Dix Ans = http://www.sendspace.com/file/ewl0ah
    Johnny Bokelo – Moseka Part 1 = http://www.sendspace.com/file/aypz4x
    Johnny Bokelo – Moseka Part 2 = http://www.sendspace.com/file/l0nfly

  37. Esororo says:

    Old and over used 45. You might like. Orch. Conga International.


  38. JO says:

    Anyone with Naya Na Tembe by Tabuley (with Canta and Nyboma) from the CD entitled Sacramento? Excellent song. I would really love to have it.

  39. saminator says:

    @ all,
    am looking for a franco and tp ok jazz song with the title that goes something like TATA BAMWASI TATA BAMOBALI or something like it…..anybody with an idea?

    @ egoing,
    could you kindly upload a few of sam fan thomases album that contained the hit SABINA? am looking for a couple other songs on the same album but do not know the titles. melesi mingi…

  40. Tsango says:

    @ Jo
    Here is your request:
    Naya na Tembe by Afrisa accompanied with Nyboma, a great tune.

  41. Tsango says:

    @ Saminator
    This is the closest I can get given your description. If it is not the one I hope a clan member will save the day.
    Mwasi Tata Abali Sika: http://www.sendspace.com/file/a2ibi8

  42. Tsango says:

    @ All
    For this weekend, here is Papy Tex’s “Kanda ya Nini”. It is however a remake. I would really appreciate if someone posted the original version (played by Empire Bakuba). I prefer the original version.
    Kanda ya Nini: http://www.sendspace.com/file/sic9zb

  43. JARIBU says:

    @ Tsango,

    Empire Bakuba – Kanda Ya Nini = http://www.sendspace.com/file/xnlsrs

  44. JARIBU says:


    Souzy Kasseya – Sulia Tantine = http://www.sendspace.com/file/spsv39
    Seigneur Tabu Ley (En Direct De Yola) – Nzoto Na Ngai Moko Oyo = http://www.sendspace.com/file/qouvg3
    Boma Liwanza – Cheri Jamila = http://www.sendspace.com/file/z6popr
    Cabantou – Niama Ya Zamba = http://www.sendspace.com/file/qah5j0

  45. JO says:

    @ Tsango
    Thank you for Naya Na Tembe by Tabuley.

  46. saminator says:

    @ tsango,
    you’re right, it’s not quite the song; the one i referred to is one of the eighties, i think, that franco did with his band. the title should be something like TATA YA BAMWASI TATA YA BAMOBALI, or at least that’s a chorus in the song….thanx though for your effort.

  47. Tina says:

    @Kabuga & Esororo,
    U both seem to know more about soca/calypso on this forum; would u know a track that goes ‘I believe in u, u believe in me…’ something like that, in this same genre. The tune was popular along with ‘hot hot hot’ in dance circles.
    Mrema – Impala Arusha, is entertaining to listen to, wonder how Monica Lewinsky/Bill Clinton come to feature in this one – great stuff! also thanx for the Mbilia track.
    I have ‘kanindo’ by Lovy Longomba, I would have to think he was a member of S. Mazembe. Thanx for Mbilia as well.

  48. Tina says:

    ‘O Nager’ is my fav. track by Empire Bakuba, I like ‘kanda ya nini’ too, would u mind naming/ranking/posting their top five, thanx.

  49. Tsango says:

    @ Jaribu
    Thanks for Empire Bakuba’s Kanda ya Nini

    Yes, Lovy Longomba was a member of Super Mazembe – in fact to many the most popular member because of his unique voice and captiving stage performances.

    @ Saminator & All
    I am giving your request one more shot.
    Matata ya Muasi na Mobali Ekoki Kosila te: http://www.sendspace.com/file/byvhmd

  50. JARIBU says:

    @ Tina,
    Though I have a collection of Empire Bakuba, I am not exactly a fan of their music is is therefore hard pressed to come up with a favorite list. I like their song Karibu. Pepe’s later solo albums were more to my liking.

  51. saminator says:

    @ egoing,
    you man are you still with the clan? you seem to have gone awol. ok, if you are there, read by request to you above

  52. saminator says:

    @ tsango,
    now that’s what i call having a musically appreciartive brain. you hit the nail right on the head! thank you brother man.

  53. JARIBU says:

    Here is the rest of your request. I do not have two on your list..

    Veve – Olingi Nakufa = http://www.sendspace.com/file/oo76j1
    Veve – Nakosambela Kaka = http://www.sendspace.com/file/w671ct
    Macchi – Lola Mwana = http://www.sendspace.com/file/elk84q
    Veve – Ah Mokili = http://www.sendspace.com/file/y4hijt

  54. kabuga says:


    DK – murata http://www.sendspace.com/file/tvydwh


  55. JO says:

    Here is the full version (Parts 1 and 2) of Lola Mwana by Orchestre Machi:

  56. Tsango says:

    @ Dokotololawi
    Camarade Ya Kinshasa by Cobantou

  57. Egoing says:

    Good question, only better wish it was directed more to DAUDI whom I am still consulting on how best we can find.
    Bribes, threats, cajoling, bulldozers, etc will not separate me from this new loving clan. The network I subscribe to was mostly off air for the last 5 days. I would really mind more if they could compensate the lost time!
    Unless I don’t know how they work better, Kaspersky (2010), E-scan (2010), Avast have disastrously disappointed me on many occasions. Going down to Kampala later this week to try out Norton Symantec (2011 hopefully?). Hope to have the first ever meeting with a clan member, and I am trembling with anticipation.

  58. DOKOTOLOLAWI says:

    Thanx so much Kamarade for that gigantic effort ya kuniJaribia My Request.Athink ur Moniker Should Convert to JARIBU UONE…i must be the happiest dude on this Mokili ya Nzambe
    blastin these classic gems.i Hope u dont Mind dropping me ur E-MAIL ADDRESS..Nzambe apambola yo mingi mpe abatela yo ovanda,obala, otondisa mokili oyo/MERCI MINGI
    very grateful for the song.i very much appreciate

  59. JARIBU says:

    You are welcome and the address is Jaribu20@hotmail.com. Be sure to put your name on the subject line just in case your e-mail ends up in the junk folder, which I tend to ignore unless something catches my eye.

  60. kabuga says:


    Nice pics of the stars http://www.africambiance.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7282

    Did not know Popolipo was that old. BTW – anyone with his Asinata, kindly post.

  61. kabuga says:

    I have been looking for this Veve compilation for a long time. Anyone out there?

    Verckys et l’immortel Vévé vol 2
    (EVVI 02D 1980)
    1. Ditutala
    2. Muje Kabongo
    3. Ponjoli Ya Lolango
    4. Taty

  62. Elute says:

    Impressive! I almost gave up searching for Wachira Waigwa’s “Marry Me”

  63. JO says:

    @ Kabuga
    I picked up this Veve compilation (Ditatula, Musi Kabongo, Pinjoli and Taty) from Tom Mboya street in Nairobi over the summer. Will post it soon.

  64. Robert says:

    @ Olupot James Peter/Egoing

    As promised in my post here:
    Robert says:
    September 7, 2010 at 12:02 am
    @Olupot James Peter
    I have a collection of Luganda 60s and 70s songs from the then popular Ugandan bands which I will upload when my conked up laptop is put back to life

    Find the same here, file is quite big some patience required in download:


    Waiting for you impatiently in Kampala

  65. kabuga says:


    I am looking for Aicha Kone’s music – more so Aminata and Kilimanjaro. Plzzzzzz

  66. Egoing says:


    Left the land of the Gold Mines thursday morning for Kampala. Hope to meet a clan member.
    Try this out. PETITE MAKAMBO: http://www.sendspace.com/file/s89dhz

  67. saminator says:

    @ egoing,
    i personally am nearly giving up on daudi. the man probaly has simply decided he will no longer be part of us, perhaps. let’s pray hope nothing bad has befallen him.

    @ all, in the absence of daudi could somebody come up with the request i made to egoing? tracks on the SABINA album of sam fan thomas, the great cameroonian. not the SABINA song itself though ’cause i already possess it. thanks my dear clansmates.

  68. Egoing says:

    @ Daudi
    Thanks though for the efforts when you stood in for Esororo when he was on his Sabbatical


    Neng Makassi: http://www.sendspace.com/file/6yrkmk
    Neu Che Neu: http://www.sendspace.com/file/t3eqa8
    Olga: http://www.sendspace.com/file/hukk42
    Sitcha: http://www.sendspace.com/file/3hg69k
    African Typic Collection: http://www.sendspace.com/file/zfbo3q
    Rosa – Western Jazz: http://www.sendspace.com/file/zmyazb
    Mamwenu – Tshala Muana: http://www.sendspace.com/file/fm5dt1
    Nisalimie Wana Zaire: http://www.sendspace.com/file/rt8wqz
    Toulubule – Fede Lawu : http://www.sendspace.com/file/yntios
    Pamaphi – Mopero http://www.sendspace.com/file/0xmqf5

    @ ALL
    Am in Kampala, and have been impressed with the speed of connectivity here. Was able to upload and download many files at ago,

    Will meet face to face with Robert tomorrow!

  69. Samuel (Samwiri) says:


    Those luganda songs bring back some very unique childhood memories of my mum (RIP) singing along to them. I never thought I will ever hear them again after almost thirty years. Thanks for posting. I can’t wait for the rest of them. Have you got any songs by the Thames band and Kampala City Six Band or anyhting with Israel Magembe? have you also got Njabalanjabala?

    Hello Clan weekend is here and I am going to be glued to the site this weekend!


  70. Tina says:

    Great job friend! ur posts are worth the travails; I’ve been looking for ‘African Typic collection’, I knew what I was looking 4, but couldn’t come with a word in the song to make a request here. I really h’pe ur network problems will soon be over. Enjoy ur meet with the clan member. Again, stay safe during ur commutes, and keep surprising us. God Bless.
    @ Kabuga,
    2 versions of taty below, ur other requests try to chat with Sir Fred, Jaribu or Jo – who’s promised to post a few veve stuff. My father has some veve, but not labelled – meaning I’ve good to rummage thru, rip, etc too much work 4 me @ the moment.
    Enjoy the wkend – today I’m listening to my African diva collection; Mpongo, Mbilia, T.Mwana, Fassie, Chaka, Issa, Makeba etc.

  71. Lydia says:

    Hey clanmates..
    Here goes that lovely track ‘ High life’ by Sonny Okosun – it always puts me in a good mood…. enjoy http://www.sendspace.com/file/c7g89h

  72. JO says:

    @ Kabuga
    Here are the Orchestre Veve songs you requested:
    1. Taty
    2.Pinjoli Ya Lolanga
    3.Musi Kabongo Version 1
    4. Musi Kabongo Version 2
    5. Ditatula

  73. saminator says:

    @ egoing,
    fantastic staff, egoing, fantastic. i always trust(ed) in you! now just a couple more requests, still on sam fan thomas. do you think you can post his hit song, MANDELA? am not sure, but i think it’s on his subsequent album(s).

    @ all,
    could somebody come up with a few johnny tezano hits! melesi mingi………

  74. Arnol_79 says:

    @ Saminator


    Johnny Tezano & Orchestre Kevithas – Mauvais Camara

  75. Robert says:

    @ Samwiri

    I am glad I managed to tickle you, your request is noted will post it as soon as I lay hands on it.


    Finally it happened! Linked up with Egoing live, wait for the coverage

  76. Lydia says:

    Something different for today…. Since it’s Sunday,,,, Some motivation, Inspiration and thought

    Salvific Praise http://www.sendspace.com/file/o7ixrj .. always inspiring to me
    A Child of God http://www.sendspace.com/file/04iwoc ….. Not exactly the kind of music most people would associate with Millie Jackson – but it was her first big number before before she made it big with her later albums that many radio stations would not play…….. great track
    Ghetto Religion http://www.sendspace.com/file/i28ux5

    Enjoy your week ahead all…

  77. Tsango says:

    @ Jo
    Thanks for sharing the Veve songs. The LP vinyl consisted of carefully crafted songs. “Ditutala” was/is my best in the collection.

    @ Saminator
    Here are some Johnny Tezano songs
    S’en Fou la Mort: http://www.sendspace.com/file/i4vi3j
    La Verite de JT: http://www.sendspace.com/file/p74d9q
    Kwassa System: http://www.sendspace.com/file/wf1j7f

    @ Lydia
    The 3 songs you posted are a fitting accompaniment for a Sun-day though here in the Caribbean we are in the hurricane-day (season) – nevertheless, the songs great. Thanks

  78. Edu Owino says:


    Thanks for those Sam Fan Thomas hits, could you or anyone else for that matter happen to be having Prince Enyango’s You must calculer?


  79. Tsango says:

    @ Edu Owino
    Here is your request
    You Must Calculate by Prince Eyango. It a very popular song on KBC TV in the early 80s

  80. Egoing says:

    @ Robert
    I left Kampala Sunday evening and arrived in Kumi in the evening just after 10.00pm. Although tired, I had to make sure I mined for you Monsieur Malonga. It is by Tabu Ley but not Franco.
    MONASIEUR MALONGA: http://www.sendspace.com/file/6yiydy

    It has been one of the happiest day in my life, to meet a fellow Ntwiga clans mate. We wrestled a bit, much to the consternation of passersbay and staff of the Guest House I was booked into.
    Please see some close ups of Robert, n the checked shirt, and Egoing, in white shirt pose for a few snaps.

    Picture 1: http://www.sendspace.com/file/i62vmv
    Picture 2: http://www.sendspace.com/file/1xd9n8

    I am sneding this at 01.41am (East African Standard Time)

    Let me also catch some sleep.
    Good Morning

  81. JARIBU says:

    Are the two of you (Robert and You) long lost relatives? You look very much alike.

  82. Fred says:

    Beautiful pictures. It is possible I have crossed paths with both of you. Were both of you at any one time at Teso College Aloet?

  83. Robert says:

    @ Egoing
    Thanks a lot for that masterpiece, you are a true clanmate.

    @ Fred
    I was in St. Peter’s College Tororo used to often travel in parts of Teso.

  84. kabuga says:

    @ Tina, Jo, Fred and Egoing,

    Thanks alot for the music and the pics. Great stuff!!

  85. saminator says:

    @ tsango, oh mi god, beautiful sounds those johnny tezanos are…i especially missed the KWASSA song. nstondi yo mingi mingi…

    @ jaribu, you are absolutely right…those two clansmates really look alike! what a meeting they must have had.

    @ all, still waiting for MANDELA by sam fan thomas…typical sam fan thomas hit and really good.

  86. Fred says:

    @ Robert:
    Then it should be in Tororo that I saw you. My brother was a student at St Peters as i was a teacher at Rock High School.

  87. Egoing says:

    @Tina, Saminator, Robert (my brother) and ALL
    Thanks for your appreciation for my efforts. One of the greatest things God has done in my life is to bring this clan to my attention. I have enjoyed, still and will always continue to enjoy the love, social interaction and emotional moments, when we get to hear such kind of music that was not only part of our lives when we were younger, but also we possibly never expected to hear again. I derive much joy from pleasing others than myself.
    Whatever is asked, I normally don’t promise but dig into the Gold Mines and if I strike enything, I put on the table for all.

    I was born in Kumi, went to school in Kumi 1963-1968, Adak (Gulu) – 1969, Apopong (Pallisa) – 1970; Gulu High School – 1971 – 1974. I worked as a Police Special Constable from 1982 – 1985; got sucked up into the rebellion 1987-1994; worked for CARE International in Uganda – Kumi District Health Project, District Water Officer, The Kids League Uganda and now Pentecostal Assemblies of God (Uganda) – Karamoja Integrated Development Programme (KIDEP). If it is possible we could have met, given that background, where could it have been?
    Lest I forget,

    1. Fred, you were the last to give us a communication from Daudi, please let us know how long or short his Sabbatical Leave is.
    2. Just by virtue of belonging to the clan makes us brothers and sisters. I really liked our meeting, and we are planning for a bigger one.
    3. I suggest we should beging suggesting titles and give them to clansmates as a year ends.

  88. Egoing says:

    Sorry. Just a quick correction: I worked with the District Water Office, as a Community Development Assistant, but I was not the Water Officer as it appears in the last posting. Sorry for the typing error. In fact, Robert, if you ever travlled in Teso region, I seem to have seen your face somewhere. Honestly.

  89. saminator says:

    @ egoing,
    it’s always so nice to meet kind warm-hearted considerate persons like you, and all thanks to nothing but god and the clan! steve may you be blessed forever.

    @ all, am currently looking for TWENDE NAIROBI by mbilia bel, the kiswahili version. any one out there with an idea?

  90. Egoing says:

    Before I get back to my work place, which is remote and from where you always here my complaints about the poor signal, please sample some of these. Just bunched them at random and some could have been posted before.

    Negro Success: http://www.sendspace.com/file/t1ksu9
    Luganda collection: http://www.sendspace.com/file/195pmj

  91. Robert says:

    @ Egoing

    Could you post the Peterson Mutebi’s(The Thames) collection for Samwiri and members
    or it is included in the Luganda collection in your previous post? -Thanks

  92. Egoing says:

    As I mentioned, I hurriedly bunched those two compilations before travelling back to my King Solomon’s Mines. Please open and check. Looks like there are only 3 songs by The Tames (I think not The Thames???)

    God willing I will source for and post more.

  93. Fred says:

    @ Samwiri:
    Are there any specific Peterson Mutebi songs you want? I could avail you two tapes of 25 tracks. I have one more I have not converted.

  94. Samwiri says:


    Anything will do but specifically Kampala City six Band and the Tames band as my taata was involved with both before he gave up music altogether.

  95. Samwiri says:


    I am suposed to be working from home today but your latest additions have just put paid to that, especially bamulette!

    I am jumping around in the study like a maniac. Thanks so much for sharing. Lets hear it for the boys, girls and the clan.

  96. Lydia says:

    @Robert and Egoing
    it’s really nice to see the two of you…thanks for sharing
    Mutunga and Tsango … you are welcome, looking forward to those tracks Mutunga…

  97. Egoing says:

    Wonder whether I did good to raise your spirits or bad by not only failing your work but also making you a laughing stock; otherwise, what else can a maniac elicit from public edification? Hope you never destroyed any furniture or equipment in the house. Ha! Ha! Ha!.
    Nonetheless, all in all, expect more especially if I come away from King Solomon’s mines for Independence Day Anniversary this weekend.

  98. kabuga says:

    @Mutunga, I still believe you pocess a cleaner copy of L’eden than i currently have. Please mutumia.

  99. Fred says:

    @ Samwiri:
    Peterson T Mutebi & The Tames (190.4 MB): http://www.sendspace.com/file/ttbhiq

  100. Jay says:

    @ALL. I am still around. Something wiped my desktop hard drive. My forensics people are trying to recover it. Borrowed my wife’s laptop today.

  101. Samwiri says:


    What have you gone and done? You have just triggered the most speicial memories with that post. Very special indeed and what is amazing is how the brain can recall memories so vividly after all these years. Thanks for posting brother. Next time I am in Kamapla, I will look up up.


  102. Lydia says:

    To all – have a super weekend…

    Mama N’isola – Empire des Bakuba (Kabasele Yampanya)
    and the flipside
    KANU – Empire des Bakuba ( Dilumona Luaka)

    Wish I knew lingala – is the KANU song about KANU the political party?? Mutunga, Fred… anyone??

  103. Arnol_79 says:

    @ All

    could post some “Alao Javis- ma yem ya ?” album


  104. Tina says:

    @Egoing & Robert,
    Brilliant pics, ur all looking great probably following a sumptuous dinner together. Couldn’t ‘ve asked for a better outcome of this rendezvous, it produced a classic ‘monsieur malonga’ by Tabu Ley – my post of the month. U 2 ‘ve done it again – a yr’s work in a wk – ie dug deep and posted, my advise to all others is never to under-mine ur gold mines.
    I thnk it was u who introduced me to TBK’s music, fell in love with it, and did aquire clean copies from itunes. So here’s a clean copy of ‘l’eden’ (indeed featuring the paradize islands of Guadalupe & Martinique).
    Would u be able to repost ‘vundumuna’ in one! with much appreciation.

  105. Lydia says:

    Hey Tina here you go.. you are most welcome..

    Vundumuna pt 1 http://www.sendspace.com/file/pu0dt9
    Vundumuna pt 2 http://www.sendspace.com/file/kif8d2

  106. saminator says:

    hi everyone,
    the clan has seemingly been quiet over the past week. please members, lively up, lively up! for that matter am askign the good members to do the needful, post NANTONGO by afrigo, remember it? yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  107. kabuga says:


    Thanks for L’eden and nice week!

  108. Tina says:

    Hey folks, told u last wk I was listening to Africa’s top divas. Was invited for a gettogether yesterday, guess what! had this T. Muana tropical salsa tracks in tow, were instant hits among revelers. My father who considers T.Muana a ‘naughty character’ was the first to jump on the bandwagon.
    Bena Moyo

    Thanks to Lydia, and all who posted notes of appreciation. H’ve a wonderful week.

  109. Egoing says:

    @TINA, ROBERT and everyone
    Thanks so much for the appreciation. This is what this blog is all about, actually.
    I liked the humour about our bellies. Otherwise, the real pictures after a sound repast will appear soon. Maybe we put on those bellies for a show!

    Any comment about our bellies? Did you get in touch with the other guy in Kampala? You’ve as well been quiet for some time. I still relish the moment of our meeting!

    Been running around for the last week, and not able then to look at the blog. but King Solomon’s mines are not yet about to be closed.

    Nantongo: http://www.sendspace.com/file/841qvr

  110. Robert says:

    @ Egoing

    The bellies have a lot to say, signs of many things accumulated over time.
    Got in touch with THE MAN got me a couple am still sampling and arranging to post for the clan members.

  111. saminator says:

    @ egoing,
    thanks a bunch…it’s good to know you are still around after all. just a question though, was there ever an older version of NANTONGO?

  112. saminator says:

    @ all,
    still waiting for that ever elusive TWENDE NAIROBI track by mbilia bel. i thought being east africans, it would be somehow easier to catch.

  113. saminator says:

    @ all,
    pepe kalle’s massive hit, ADJATOU has also continued to elude us all….

  114. JO says:

    @ Saminator
    ADJATOU cannot continue to elude us forever. Here is DJARABI-ADJATOU by the great PEPE KALLE:

  115. Esororo says:

    @ saminator

    “i thought being east africans, it would be somehow easier to catch.”

    I hope you feel even more east African as ever. Coming your way catch it. Never give up bro.

    Nakei Nairobi

    @ Lydia.

    Thank you for Vundumuna.
    Next week marks the end of my journey of MIA and the being of a new adventure. I will be back.

  116. Tsango says:

    @ Esororo and All
    I believe that the song Saminator has in mind is a later version of “Nakei Nairobi” which came out as a single titled “Baba Moi” and the chorus went something like “….Twende Nairobi tu imbiye Baba Moi”. It is a song I would also wish to lay my hands on; I lost my vinyl copy way back in the 90s. Tabu Ley, if I am not wrong, belted the tune (version) largely for economic-politico expediency. It was played at a time when KBC had been forced by the Moi regime to cut back on playing Lingala songs on the National Service in the name of nationalism. Tabu Ley’s song, Baba Moi, succeded in having Baba Moi reverse the decision.

    I invite all to the following classics by Seigneur Tabu Ley
    Christine: http://www.sendspace.com/file/4aizk6
    Marie Clara: http://www.sendspace.com/file/pl5zh6
    Hortense: http://www.sendspace.com/file/bjawcx

  117. saminator says:

    @ tsango,
    thank you very much for that help. BABA MOI is indeed the song iam referring to.

    @ jo,
    asante sana, apwoyo matek, webale nnyo, weibale ino, melesi mingi, merci beaucoup, awadi fo, yalama noi…..

  118. James Kilai says:

    Is there anyone out there who can get these tracks for me?

    Kaiti Brothers – Joseph Mutaiti – Aume Twina Thina
    Orchestra Les Kitanga – Philip Kioko – Enda Na Useo Rosemary & Kisekei
    Orchestra Les Kitanga – Philip Kioko – Katelina Syokau & Mwiitu wa Muithi
    Kalambya Sisters – Mbie Nuke / Katelina
    Kalambya Boys – Nau Na Mwaitu / Maendeleo Kalambya

  119. James Kilai says:

    I have MP3 files for the following artists – sweet golden oldies!
    **Kakai Kilonzo & Kilimambogo Brothers
    **Joseph Mwania & Original Kilimambogo Brothers
    **Francis Rugwiti & Banana Hill Band
    **Daniel ‘DK’ Kamau & Lulu Band
    **Peter Mwambi & Kyanganga Boys Band
    **Dicky Mulwa & Ngoleni Brothers
    **John Sitora & Nyamwari Boys Band
    **Christopher Monyoncho & Keumbu Stars

  120. Tsango says:

    @ All
    Here are 2 benga-rumba songs by John Junior, a rising star who was once a member of Musa Juma’s Limpopo international. Enjoy.
    William Kinyanyi: http://www.sendspace.com/file/xkqtll
    Herana (Sweetheart): http://www.sendspace.com/file/vu2hdn

  121. Egoing says:

    Hey, everybody gone to bed?

  122. kabuga says:


    Am looking for Baba Gaston’s Vituko vya mama mkwe pt 1 & 2.

    Also, any one with these songs by Kenya blue stars

    KBS 407 Kenya Blue Stars Talaka/Maumbuko Ya Dunia

    KBS 409 Kenya Blue Stars Siku ya Kufa/Ukimwona Msalimie

    KBS 411 Kenya Blue Stars Kaka Tuelewane/Ewe Mola

    KBS 414 Kenya Blue Stars A: Dunia Ni Kizunguzungu
    B: Naona Wanisumbua

    KBS 422 Sheila & Kenya Blue Stars Double Lovin’/Hip Hip Hurray

    KBS 423 Cuthbert, Margaret & Sheila Ndalama/Usije Kwangu

    with Kenya Blue Stars

    KBS 425 Kenya Blue Stars Umoja wa Africa Pts 1 & 2

    KBS 427 Kenya Blue Stars Nalilia Mukhwasi Pts 1 & 2

  123. saminator says:

    @ lydia/tina,
    hey ladies of the clan…once again i have to make a plea, thanx to my computer. it broke down just as i was preparing to download the following; SUGAR SUGAR, WRAPPED AROUND MY FINGERS, IMAGINE, HOT PANTS and BIG STUFF…
    please, please, kindly come to my rescue, i know it’s never too nice to repeat what you have already painstakingly done, kindly forgive me…..

  124. Lydia says:

    This week went by quick…..
    @Kabuga and all
    I don’t have Ewe Mola by KBS, but I have it by Hafusa Abassi and The Yahoos band. This track ruled the Kenyan Airwaves in the early 80’s. I love the song and it was one of my first requests on this blog. I just got it recently. Its a beautiful prayer http://www.sendspace.com/file/isxjei

    Ewe Mola, Nibariki
    Kwa wamuzi wa haki
    Niondolee hii dhiki
    Taabu unipunguzie
    Mimi ningali kijana
    Macho yangu yangeona
    Ngekua mtu wa maana
    Mema nikakutendea
    Ewe Mola…..
    Mola wangu nakuomba
    Haja yangu itimie
    Umri wangu ukiisha
    Peponi na mi nijiwe
    Ewe Mola…


    Hopefully no one needs translation, but I’ll be happy to oblige.

  125. Robert says:


    Here find the compilation of the Mbarak Mwinshehe album Ukumbusho Vol 3 with songs listed as
    Nirudie Mama
    Mapenzi Shuleni
    Ushamba Umekutoka
    Daktari ni mimi
    Wanisikitisha mpenzi
    Ewe Mwana

    Apologies the one who ripped it did not do a good job combined and repeated some tunes( will sort that out) pay particular keen eye (or ear precisely) to Masimango the guitar work is marvelous.if I remember well Mbarak himself used to play the solo guitar. I think could favorably competed with guitar wizards like Peter White, Butler, Kimoko etc

    @ Lydia
    Could re-post Desiderata I seem to have zapped/misplaced it! Thanks in advance.

  126. Robert says:


    Ooops missed out on the link here it is:


  127. Tsango says:

    @ Robert and All
    Thanks for the Mbaraka Mwinshehe’s songs. They brough back fond memories of the late 70s when I was a regular attendant to his live performances in Mombasa (Tononoka) at the then famous Pumzika Bar. Below are some monumental pieces by him. Enjoy:
    Zima Moto: http://www.sendspace.com/file/azoxit
    Pole Dada: http://www.sendspace.com/file/8lj5if
    Sitaki Tena: http://www.sendspace.com/file/mc4cwk
    Tina: http://www.sendspace.com/file/xvg4vx

    There is a song he played in the very early 70s called AFRIKA OYEE. I have been looking for the song without success. It is the song in which he introduced his marakas style of lead guitar play. Does any clan member have the song?

  128. gilly says:

    Thanks alot Steve and music fans for their participation and contributions making this club on top of African Music blogs.
    Asante Robert, asante sana Tsango for the real gold from ‘Franco of East Africa’, Mbaraka Mwinshehe Mwaruka.

    Can anybody post the following tracks by the same Mbaraka Mwinshehe: 1. Bevelina, 2. Expo 70 (pt 1-2), 3. Hallow Betty, 4. Nalilia Raha, 5. Vijana wa Afrika? I think these tracks are supposed to be included in Tsango’s list of the ‘ monumental pieces’ posted above.
    More Mbaraka : Jogoo la Shamba: http://www.sendspace.com/file/n1g8yh

  129. Robert says:

    Asante sana nawe pia

    That’s what friends (clans mate) are for.

    As always DEPENDABLE.

    Muni tafutiye “MAMA SUZIE” by Arusha Jazz

  130. Tsango says:

    @ gilly
    Here are 2 of your Mbaraka Mwinshehe requests. Hope a clan member will post the other 3.
    Expo 70: http://www.sendspace.com/file/6gfua6
    Vijana wa Afrika: http://www.sendspace.com/file/oc3ncu

  131. Lydia says:

    Hey Gilly – long time

    Hallo Betty http://www.sendspace.com/file/8q5a27
    Nalilia Raha http://www.sendspace.com/file/e1iolm

    Sorry no Bevlina – but I’m sure it’ll turn up.

  132. gilly says:

    Tsango, Lydia, Robert

    Merci beaucoup!


    Im still an active member, just going through a persistent hectic schedule at work.

  133. Fred says:

    Verckys praises Amin Dada 1974: http://www.sendspace.com/file/er9peb

  134. Robert says:


    Wanted Veve’s -Toweli Nini

  135. Egoing says:

    Surely, what have you done to me? Just as I started wobbling my belly, the song ends. Please, seriously consider piecing the other ends as well. At least I will juggle this tiny belly, which resembles that of Robert whom I am sending this greeting, which still I wonder if it will or not please him:


    I am back in the King Solomon’s Mines. I am sorely afraid of the commitments by clan members. Another thing like this happened, and a Congolese musician died, and the resultant avalanche of posts followed. Please come on up, everybody.

    There is some song by Mbarak Mwinshehe which I will invoke for the members to rejoin the clan. It is Tina Turudiane and has some lyrics: Tina Tina, Tina njoo turidiane. Return.

  136. Fred says:

    @ Egoing :
    I liked it too, but that was all there is on the documentary film I have. I had to cut it out of the film; initiaaly I thought there was more of it but wapi!!!
    You stationed in Ug can easily lay hands on the original recordings of some of these concerts. I am sure some people in former UTV can access the video library that has all recordings made in the years.

  137. Lydia says:

    What! Its Friday again – time seems to be flying to me…….maybe because of being so busy….. Anyway… some tracks to entertain you over the weekend.
    This was one of my first requests here and I finally got a hold of it. Maybe some of you remember it… it was the early 80’s or so….
    Dunia ina Mambo by the Cavaliers Band based in Nairobi… great Afro Funk …I loved this track. I could not find out much about the band.

    Here is Vata Mombassa with Fuga Fuga.. nice….. http://www.sendspace.com/file/s42720

    And now over to Cameroon with Henri Dikongue.. who can resist A Mumi… http://www.sendspace.com/file/e2uf4h

  138. Tsango says:

    @ Robert & Egoing
    Here is a clean copy of Toweli Nini and its flip side Belina
    Toweli Nini: http://www.sendspace.com/file/b85qwk
    Belina: http://www.sendspace.com/file/m61iey

  139. Tsango says:

    @ Lydia
    Thanks for your selection for the weekend. I had never listened to the version of Vata Mombassa’s Fuga Fuga that you posted. There is a heavy presence of Lipua Lipua’s classic Nouvelle Generation in the first half of the song. The song is a true testimony of Vata Nombassa’s dexterity with the rhythm guitar.

    @ All
    Here is my selection for your weekend listening:
    Shama Shama’s Pamaphi: http://www.sendspace.com/file/4w41rq
    Bella Bella’s Zamba: http://www.sendspace.com/file/52wh44
    Theo Blaise’s Bintou: http://www.sendspace.com/file/7xbllh
    Mapangala’s Yembele: http://www.sendspace.com/file/joee6x

  140. Robert says:


    Thanks a lot

    I know there is gold in the mines as long as you come back with some for the clan


    Looking for Veve -Ndona Pt 1 have got Pt 2. As you may have noticed it is my Veve time trying to sort out all their hits together

  141. Tina says:

    How deep are ur mines? good job girlfriend! that’s exactly what I’m talking about – going back in time and space and jogging memory. Our mines are probably all well endowed, but folks fear people might already have what they post.

    Sorry Tina,

    I can’t have the rest of the comment or those links stay up.

    – Steve

    H’ve a great wkend

  142. Arnol_79 says:

    @ All

    Wanted – “Nzazi” and “Botutu” orch. karamba
    I’ve been looking for some time without any results. I appreciate your responses thanks a lot

  143. Tsango says:

    @ Robert
    Here is your request though it is parts 1 & 2 together
    Ndona by Orch Veve: http://www.sendspace.com/file/n2ymlq

  144. Jaribu says:

    Orch. Karamba – Nzazi = http://www.sendspace.com/file/dze8vx
    Orch. Karamba – Botutu = http://www.sendspace.com/file/mhvrnt

  145. Jay says:

    @ALL. We lost Gregory Isaacs!!! RIP.

  146. Lydia says:

    Hey Tina
    The mines are getting pretty deep, but this is really only so because of joining up with all the good people on this forum that Steve has provided us -Thank you so much Steve…. before it was such hard labor to get any of the music we grew up listening to and now voila! A request usually does it!
    Plus let’s not forget the other goldmines out there like Likembe, Worldservice, Global groovers, Afroslabs….just to name a few!

  147. Gilbert says:

    Hi all

    Anyone out there who can post Mwana Mawa of Grand Piza. Am Gilbert.

  148. Gilbert says:

    I have been looking for the following music for a long time without success:

    Yami by Soul Brothers
    Tika Na Lela by Shika Shika
    Mama Fefe by Shika Shika
    Wenzangu Nawauliza by Western Jazz Band
    Fujo Nyumbani by Western Jazz Band
    Anyone out there who can post, I’ll be grateful.

  149. Egoing says:


    Hi. Good to hear from you, again. Sorry for the loss of Gregory Isaac.

    @ Gilbert
    To be also a good clansmate, once in a while, dig into your gold mine, and as well come with something for the brethren to share as well.

    Here is Tika Nalela by Shika Shika. http://www.sendspace.com/file/d0q7hz
    Sure if you as well reciprocate, in case you have what we as well long for, others are coming also.

  150. Arnol_79 says:

    @ Jaribu

    thank you very much, it has long sought these tracks.

  151. Tsango says:

    @ Gilbert
    Here is one of your requests – Mwana Mawa by Grand Piza. It was a memorable mid 70s Congolaise release. I particularly enjoyed the bass guitar work somewhere in part 2. It resembled the finesse of the great bassist, Nsilu wa Bansilu Manitcho of the Veve and later Bana Ngenge fame.
    Mwana Mawa Pt 1: http://www.sendspace.com/file/7p8jsj
    Mwana Mawa Pt 2: http://www.sendspace.com/file/eie4s7

  152. gilly says:


    Western Jazz Band (Wana Saboso) was very popular early 1970s. The group was based in Dar Es Salaam under leadership of Wema Abdullah. Their popular hits include Rosa, Jela ya Mapenzi, Vigelegele, Kubadili dini, Sadaka, and your request, Fujo Nyumbani.

    Fujo Nyumbani: http://www.sendspace.com/file/m9dv6e

    @Tsango, Egoing
    Thanks the above posts. I was looking for Tika Nalela for years.
    I am reactivating my request for Kabibi, Zaina and Mama Niache Niteseke by Les Wanyika. Can anyone help please?

  153. Jaribu says:

    I have read in several places about the origins of Bana Ngenge, especially the fact that they were “poached” from Veve. However, I have no clue as to which members came from Veve but I now know that Nsilu came from Veve, thanks to you. He indeed was a great bassist. I am still on the look out for a clean version of Nairobi so I can hear, with clarity, his bass lines. He was at his best on this tune.

  154. Robert says:


    Merci beaucoup!

  155. Egoing says:

    The hunt is on for the whole of that video and also other jewels, which our ordinary mines have failed to yield.

  156. Tsango says:

    @ Jaribu
    Yes, Nsilu wa Bansilu Manitcho was a cardinal member of Orchestre Veve, and was voted the best bassist in DRC (then Zare) in 1975. If you listen carefully to Veve track “Zpnga Andowe’ somewhere towards the end of side I as well as the beginning of side II you would here Manitcho being mentioned. Ikomo Djodjo was also a member of Orchestre Veve. One cannot, for example, fail to recognise his heavy baritone voice in the chorus of “Zonga Andowe.” Whilst with Orchestre Veve he composed “Kanyuka” which was redone as “Kayumba” with Bana Ngenge (I posted the two songs a couple of months ago). Beya Maduma aka Moro Maurice of “Nairobi” fame was the composer of the Veve hit song “Yanini”. I am relentlessly still trying to home-in on a clean copy of “Nairobi’ and when I do, I will post. The song occupies a very special space in my heart – my being – it rekindles fond memories of my youthful and fast fading weekends at Park Inn full of Bana Ngenge fun – those were the weekends.

  157. Tsango says:

    @ All
    Here is a mixed collection for your weekend listening. Enjoy!
    Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas: http://www.sendspace.com/file/a62scz
    Dance the Kung Fu by Carl Douglas: http://www.sendspace.com/file/7yi3fd
    Kipande Cha Papa by Jamhuri Jazz: http://www.sendspace.com/file/t3w4re
    Rufaa ya Kifo by Dar International: http://www.sendspace.com/file/6nxy5m
    George Jasare by John Junior: http://www.sendspace.com/file/f2tro9
    Jela by Ochieng’ Kabaselleh; http://www.sendspace.com/file/5u5dt0

  158. gilly says:

    Theo Blaise Kounkou from Congo was very popular circa 1980. African music fans do remember his all-time hit song ‘L’Eden’ posted in this blog several times. His other composition including Mbana, Zenaba, Mwana Djambala etc also bring back good memories. Listening to these tracks makes me remember the VOK era, DJ Eddy Fondo, Mr. Rrright on the mic. Does anyone know the whereabouts of this legendary radio presenter?

    Have an enjoyable weekend:
    Mbana: http://www.sendspace.com/file/jjs5zo
    Zenaba: http://www.sendspace.com/file/drvqve
    Mwana Djambala: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ugwp4m

  159. Gilbert says:

    Thanks a lot for Tika Na Lela and Jujo Nyumbani. Still looking forward to Yami and Wenzangu Nawauliza. I should be able to reciprocate when I master the art. Long live every body.

  160. Gilbert says:

    Also longing for Sambela Nzambe and Olinga Olingate of Orch. Conga International.

  161. Fred says:

    @ All:
    Some singles that may interest you.
    Orchestre Zaiko Langa-Langa – Sikenebe: http://www.sendspace.com/file/6o4am5
    Simaro & TP OK Jazz – Makambo: http://www.sendspace.com/file/17kqb6
    Verckys & L’Orchestre Veve – Billy: http://www.sendspace.com/file/lpp2l0
    Verckys & L’Orchestre Veve – Ah Mokili: http://www.sendspace.com/file/bhyxjz
    Les Babongo Stars – Sim sehnor: http://www.sendspace.com/file/6ipy0q
    Unknown band – Auma: http://www.sendspace.com/file/lb4ut9
    Orchestre Empire Bakuba – Naleli: http://www.sendspace.com/file/tefb1w

  162. Jaribu says:

    @ Fred,
    The song Auma you posted above is by Orch. Bana Likasi, a band that is/was synonymous with Orch. Super Mazembe.

  163. Fred says:

    Angélique Kidjo – Wombo Lombo: http://www.sendspace.com/file/1b7qam
    Anna Mwale – Excuse Me: http://www.sendspace.com/file/e4qtbg

  164. DOKOTOLOLAWI says:

    yeah Mr Rigggght on the Mic is very healthy n kickin..i actually talked to him yesterday on his Cellphone n i can assure u he was refreshingly boisterous/He is somewhere down in those sides of Giriama where he hails from and am sure he is sampling Masanga to the Max……See Fondo would never open his Mouth on the Mic Without being a bit chemically challenged.
    AZANGAI from KIAM and KALISA from STUKAS MOMOMBO….Appreciations to anyone who might have them in their mines

  165. kabuga says:

    @ALL, The AUMA Fred posted sounds quite different from the other version featuring Lovy and orch. SM.

  166. kabuga says:

    @Fred, You have blown me away with less babongo stars!!!! FANTASTIC!!! I had forgotten this rhythmic song. That was the time of VOK in Kenya.

  167. gilly says:


    Thanks for the update on Mr Rrright. Next time I visit Nairobi I gonna smoke him out of his masanga and nyama choma caves!

    Here is Tabuley et Mblia Bel, avec Modero Mekanis, Pompon Kuleta and Dodo Munoko. Great team!
    Mr. Maloba: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ej82c2
    Nalingi yo Lingangai: http://www.sendspace.com/file/bylho4
    Ma File: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ostrb8
    Enjoy !

  168. Jaribu says:

    @ Kabuga,
    There are two Auma’s floating out there: one is by Super Mazembe and the other is by Bana Likasi (an off-shoot of Super Mazembe). The one Fred posted is by Bana Likasi, to the best of my knowledge.

  169. mang says:


    nice post on Tabu Ley;

    the 1st one should be titled; Tabu Ley – Monsieur Malonga

  170. saminator says:

    @ all,

    who has ever heard franco’s KIMPA KISANGAMENI? what language was that? definitely not lingala…..somebody please post it and tell us what lingua it was sung in.

  171. Mutunga says:


    KIMPA KISANGAMENI is sung in KIKONGO, which is spoken largely in the South-Western area of the Democratic Republic of Congo. I believe KIKONGO was the mother mother tongue for most of TP OK JAZZ’s musicians including NTESA, JOSKY KIAMBUKUTA and the Grand Maître himself. Franco included quite a number of KIKONGO folks songs in his repertoire. However, Congolese musicians mainly composed in Lingala to create a sense of national identity beyond the tribal units.

  172. James Carlos Kilai says:

    @Saminator:I have a stream of Kimpa Kisangameni s’where and I’ll definitely post it on Monday.

  173. saminator says:

    @ mutunga, “congolese musiians mainly composed in lingala to crete a sense of national identity beyomd the tribal units”…a good piece, i’d also add, to reach out to a wider audience, make more money in the process, although i believe composers then were more into the joy of creating music, than making money.

    @ kilai, thanks, i’l be waiting.

  174. James Carlos Kilai says:

    @Saminator: The ite today was chaotic……it was returning all my postings as spam!

  175. James Carlos Kilai says:

    @Saminator: Finally, U can listen to the chartbuster – Kimpa Kisangameni – http://www.sendspace.com/file/e6lras

  176. saminator says:

    @ kilai,
    thanks for that wonderful piece…it surely was a chart buster; one of franco’s best ever. natondi yo mpo na miziki ya feu luambo luanzo makiadi, melesi mingi.

  177. James says:

    @The Clan: Is there anyone who has the tracks Safari Ya Samburu by John Ngereza & Nimebaki Upweke by the same artist? Please make my weekend memorable by posting the tracks here. Nitashukuru sana!

  178. Lolut Akwende Mayai says:

    Please use Mediafire. These Sendspace links expire too soon. Bw. Ntwiga would you post a small message on the front page on the hosting services available ? I find mediafire, fileserve even old favorites megaupload to be more reliable. Adrive is also free and more reliable than Sendspace.

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