Just saw this comment from Mutunga and decided to make it a post.


@Lydia (and all Ntwigans who are keen on music from Eastern Kenya):

Here are some of those tracks I promised you sometime back.
Let’s start with “Kimandiko” style, those night time dances your parents never allowed you to attend. (My folks wouldn’t let me go either :) )

Mandasi 110 – Joseph Mutaiti

Munyivu Wa Mang’ea – Joseph Mutaiti

Mutaiti reigned supreme for a long time, his sweet voice and great mastery of the guitar craft combining with words of advice in his ever-loved songs. But he wouldn’t have the last word on the solo guitair. Kakai Kilonzo had his say, then came along one young man who could play the solo guitar like no one else, making it match the notes of the lead singers exactly. I’m talking of the late “Kijana Softie”, Kasyoki of Katitu Boys Band.
Here’s one track:

Kathambi – Katitu Boys Band

Right now, the art of the Kamba record is undergoing a quiet revolution …. but maybe not so quiet when you listen to Sanita Musyoki, the up-and-coming innovator whose music targets the young generation (under 30). Here’s “Kana Ka Vicky”, who would rather not be touched “Ndienda Ukwatangwa!”.

Sinuka – Sanita Musyoki

Things get hotter with Man Kathumba taking the tempo to a frenetic climax.

Kwitu Mbooni – Man Kathumba

But perhaps the most seasoned musician in Ukambani today is Bosco Mulwa. In the track below, we hear him developing “Kyamulumba”, his own version of Rumba, which he combines with the Kamba “Musolo”,without forgetting to put it in a wider pan-African context.

Wakulume – Bosco Mulwa

Gone are the days when the Kamba music scene used to be male-dominated. The gloves come off as Serah Kithendu of Kawethei Sisters takes the microphone, advising members of the public to keep off the frothy stuff.

Uki Ti Museo – Serah Kithendu and Kawethei Sisters

But after all these fast-paced tracks, you might want to hear some sisters from the west with a more relaxing style. This is the track with which I learnt to waltz.

Mississippi – Pussy Cat

Have a great weekend.

Sorry about keeping these as SendSpace links: much as I hate SendSpace as a source for files (since the links expire), I cannot post the files to the site.

– Steve

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60 Responses

  1. Jaribu says:

    @ All,
    Can some kind heart post Mbaraka Mwinshehe’s Happy Christmas! Thank you in advance.

  2. Mutunga says:


    Mbote ndeko Jaribu! Okoki kozua loyembo ozali koluka awa:


    Na epai yango okokuta mpe mindule misusu mitali mokolo mwa Nöel.


    VIPI Camarade.i know i owe u alot but Kindly sir Repost me these songs,Mine got corrupted
    1]Mayolande-ok jazz
    2]Amba-shika shika
    3]Nisaidie Baba -LES WANYIKA
    4]Club 53-OK JAZZ
    5]Masasu-Shika Shika
    Ntwiga Clan Hoiyeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  4. mp3 indir says:

    some ppl maybe not like but rlly nice music ..


  5. Jaribu says:

    @ Mutunga,
    I am looking for the full version. Afroslab’s version is for Part 2 only.

    I have a majority of the songs you requested and will post them in due course – most likely on Sunday when I may have some time.

  6. Fred says:

    @ Jaribu:
    Probably this is what you want; I am not sure.
    Happy Christmas: http://www.sendspace.com/file/zxisii

  7. Jaribu says:

    @ Fred,
    Thank you for the hook-up and I enjoyed that story on Kaka back in ‘you know where!’

  8. radyo dinle says:

    thank you information


  9. Jaribu says:

    Sorry I do not have Nisaidie Baba and my Desespoir has mysteriously disappeared.

    TPOK Jazz – Mayolande = http://www.sendspace.com/file/54h2b0
    Shika Shika – Amba = http://www.sendspace.com/file/9a8m44
    TPOK Jazz – Club 53 = http://www.sendspace.com/file/o8m8rx
    Shika Shika – Masasu = http://www.sendspace.com/file/ad4pmp
    Les Mangelepa – Mbungu = http://www.sendspace.com/file/extdc8
    Les Mangelepa – Malawi Zikomo = http://www.sendspace.com/file/1964vx
    Les Mangelepa – Masanga = http://www.sendspace.com/file/eu3oj2
    Les Mangelepa – Ole Ole = http://www.sendspace.com/file/k6v94n

  10. DOKOTOLOLAWI says:

    Thanx a lot Chief….i hope Tina WILL Be Most Obliged to give us a repost of Nisaidie Baba-Les Wanyika.ca va merci beaucoup

  11. DOKOTOLOLAWI says:

    thanx a million

  12. James says:

    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!

  13. Egoing says:

    I have not been burried in the mine. At least not yet. Am in Uganda, where those things rarely happen.

    However, my Toshiba started giving me countdowns for use of the Widows 7. Later it started hanging up, and eventually refused to load, prefering to show me a blue screen. Restoration CDs took it back to Factory Settings, costing me all, and I mean all my files. Just been commiserating. Will come back anyway.

    Seeking some solace from the clan.

    Please resend for me just Veve’s Idi Amin Dada video clip.

    For our stomachs to be more or less the same (Ha! Ha! Ha!), please do not lose the Luganda songs you gave me, That will appease me somehow.

    Really wish Daudi also comes around the corner, back home.

  14. Egoing says:

    Also lost all the installed search engines. In case I am lost, show me the way around again.

  15. Robert says:


    Sorry mate for the calamity that befell you should not worry all clan mates would have a solution in case you lost the gems(and the stomach – ha ha ha). The luganda is available on request any time please.

  16. James says:

    @ All: 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!

  17. Juma Kilaza says:

    Would poster please consider using Mediafire ? Sendspace is nice but deletes files after a short while. Its frustrating to keep requesting – and very hard to do if you are hearing this stuff for the fist time.

  18. saminator says:

    @ all,
    who remembers a song that the lyrics went something like;


    any idea?

  19. Egoing says:

    In my culture, even if one is in grief, they take time to attend to others. The loss of all my data seemed like I was buried under the Mines. However, I am getting out of it, so much so to attend to someone who asked for:
    Mama fefe – Orchestra Shika Shika.mp3: http://www.sendspace.com/file/2agjza

    The impression I get is that possibly most of the Ntwiga kith and kin are workers and are busy finalising their programs, report writing; while others are busy preparing for Christmas. Otherwise, what reason explains their MIA (missing in action)?

  20. Egoing says:

    I am almost MAD at realising that I do not have BASI MAWA TE anymore and yet I spent a lot of time and efforts to get it! Someone bail me, otherwise I may no longer get out of the mines.

  21. Lydia says:

    Basi Mawa Te

    I think you’re right – its end year and most people are pretty busy.
    Hope all had a great Thanksgiving day (If you observe it), let’s appreciate our blessings 364 days a year….

  22. Lydia says:

    Its been quiet here lately as Egoing mused – maybe we are all too busy… well here is something to do your work to…

    Makolo ya Massiya by Carlyto Lassa

    Carlyto was replaced by Malage de Lugendo when he left TPOK Jazz – I just love the way their voices sound so similar – listen to Malage in “Testament ya Bowule” and compare. Looks like Carlyto is now a Gospel singer.

    Here is Franklin Boukaka of the “Le bucheron” fame with Nakoko
    wonder if this was produced by Manu Dibango with whom he did Le bucheron – it has some jazzy interludes

    and finally Verckyss with Ya Nini


  23. Lydia says:

    I know we usually share music here, but here is a link to Mutua Matheka’s website. He is a talented young photographer, and for those of you who would enjoy beautiful screen savers of Nairobi and other Kenyan scenes, go ahead and check it out. He also has a Flickr photostream with more great pics.
    You can start out with the ‘Dusk to night’ tab on his main page.

  24. Gilbert says:

    Thanks a lot for Mama Fefe. Those were the times. I am wondering what the world would be like if such music groups of the time like Shika Shika were still active today. Am looking for “Ekika Kidobonkanye” by Mentusera Ssegamwenge. Can anyone out ther post?

  25. JO says:

    Some songs for the holidays:
    Joyeux Noel-Ndele:
    Noel Bonane-Orchestre Stukas
    Shangila Christmas-Les Kilimambogo Band

  26. Tsango says:

    @ All
    Mujamboni nyote? I have been consumed by other matters not that I relinquished the wonderful members of the Ntwiga clan. Here is a collection of a grand African song writer and solo guitarist of magnificient dexterity, Dr. Nico. The collection reminds me of the groovy musical years of the 60s and early 70s. Enjoy.

    Biantodi Kasanda: http://www.sendspace.com/file/9vzha5
    Mokili ya Nzambe: http://www.sendspace.com/file/4tc563
    Savon Reward: http://www.sendspace.com/file/oypm9c
    Kiri Kiri mabina ya sika: http://www.sendspace.com/file/pnjurh
    Echantillon ya Pamba: http://www.sendspace.com/file/wjdpcw
    Asalam Alekoum: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ln19rw

  27. Robert says:


    Looking for Sipho Mabuse’s Burn Out (original and extended version)

  28. Tsango says:

    @ Robert
    Here is a copy of Mabuse’s Burn Out that I have. Hope it’s the version you are looking for. I have added his other hit track Jive Soweto.
    Burn Out: http://www.sendspace.com/file/snpo1b
    Jive Soweto: http://www.sendspace.com/file/7q98k5

  29. mang says:

    hi pple,

    been lurking around and appreciating the good music here; good stuff; I went to high school in the 90s and one of the most catchy group of musicians in that era was the Loketo group which included Diblo Dibala, Aurlus Mabele; if anyone could quench the thirst for the their songs like Rosaline, extra ball, pardon, douce isabelle, malou….. the effort would be well appreciated.

  30. Tsango says:

    @ Mang
    Here is some stuff from the Loketo Group to quench your thirst.

    Rosine: http://www.sendspace.com/file/rlqndh
    Extra Ball: http://www.sendspace.com/file/982sag
    Pardon: http://www.sendspace.com/file/u7m2l6
    Douce Isabelle: http://www.sendspace.com/file/55k9p3
    Malou: http://www.sendspace.com/file/i92kor
    Pesa: http://www.sendspace.com/file/7te0wb
    Embargo: http://www.sendspace.com/file/bruzqo

    If you have good stuff, please share.

  31. Robert says:


    Not quite but will do for the moment. Thanks a lot

  32. James says:

    Pleaaaaase Heeeelp: 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!

  33. Lawrence says:

    Hope u folks are doing excellent.am new to this blog and am so elated to discover people who have a stong penchant of the oldies.Lookin forward to be inducted to the clan.i lost some gems in my Pc and hopefully a clan member would be more than willin to assist me lay ma hands on
    3]CONSEIL consult,tshibola and Hayansa-mangelepa
    4]landu-fuka fuka
    5]Les kinois-kilolo
    and lastly any lovely music from Les noirs would do me justice.thank u all

  34. Egoing says:

    @Mang and Lawrence
    Never me found a blog where there is such fraternity. You will get all you want.
    Sorry for Lawrence losing some of his gems. Would to God though that he had shared with us what is left, could be possible that they are some of our most sought for songs. Sometimes it is also good when approaching elders to have a small hen under the armpit for greeting (Ha! Ha! Ha!)

    It may not be so clean, but accept what I have got, and there is plenty left from where that came.

    Wangare: http://www.sendspace.com/file/el6p7u

    Had two nights of overnight activity but worth it. You guys really enjoy good internet services in the city. I left with more than 120 downloads.
    Time could not allow for us to compare “our stomachs” again. Next time, but treasure the treasure.

  35. Jaribu says:

    Here is a cleaner copy of Wangare that someone here once shared.

    Lemba Lemba – Wangare Part 1 = http://www.sendspace.com/file/tg3kja
    Lemba Lemba – Wangare Part 2 = http://www.sendspace.com/file/8i45x0

  36. Tsango says:

    @ Robert
    I believe that one of us will come up with the version of Mabuse’s Burn Out you are looking for.

    @ Jaribu
    Thanks for the clean copy of Wangare.

    @ Lawrence
    Here are some of your requests:
    Hadija by Shika Shika: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ukrg8s
    Ilolo Viviana Pt 1 by Les Kinois: http://www.sendspace.com/file/av6pei
    Ilolo Viviana Pt 2 by Les Kinois: http://www.sendspace.com/file/6ezuse
    Conseil Gratuit by Mangelepa: http://www.sendspace.com/file/28rxzq
    Tshibola by Mangelepa: http://www.sendspace.com/file/w9o8q6
    Hayansa by Mangelepa: http://www.sendspace.com/file/20pjiz

  37. Robert says:


    You are right on the internet services – but I had to go through a series of providers to zero on the best(I will not market for them). You always sneak in and out without notice. You are always in a hurry to seek solace of the mines -gold rush ?? Next time alert me in time I will surely smoke you out.

    Will keep my fingers tightly crossed. The extended version has the later part of the song with instrumentals mainly, a wonderful blend and good dose for reminiscing.

    @All (especially Bella Bella fans)

    Am ripping a collection of Bella Bella’s, some of which have previously been posted here. Time and space permitting in two weeks time. Just to give you a sneak peek the list is:

    Le Verite Blesse
    Mwana Soki
    jamais De La vie
    Nzoto Elembi
    Tolembaka Te

    For Now Ciao!

  38. Egoing says:

    By the way, honest people call us up there warriors, so it might be a little tricky, and need for you to be more careful even trying to corner and smoke me out. God forbid, don’t bring a female cop. I will just flip my shuka over my head, revealing everything, and she will recoil in awe. Remember the picture? (Ha! Ha! Ha!).

    By the way, I have never stormed your complex to find out what other treasures are there. Time will allow. Anyway, God willing, I will pass by, smoke you out, and while you are still smarting pick my treasures – and hurry back again – 2moro (Friday).

  39. Mutunga says:

    @James Kilai:

    Over here in the west, it is well-nigh impossible to find Kikamba music. Fortunately, some good souls manage to get hold of the rare gems and post them on the web. Here are two “Kimandiko” tracks by Joseph Mutaiti:

    Laa Nduthelaa:

  40. Lydia says:

    Ahh Jamuhuri day is coming up….. let’s remember when our people had faith in our leaders
    Kenya ina waka Moto _ Isaya Mwinamo

    Kenya Nchi Yetu – Fadhili Williams

    Haicia Bendera

    Hope you all remember going to the parades at a showground, stadium or kiwanja near your home and being thrilled by the Army or Police marching band and traditional dancers…. and being awed by all the local dignitaries…..one of the few occasions we got to get ice cream from that Lyons Maid cart…..
    Let’s remember all the real heroes who never got recognition or reward for their part in bringing us independence.

  41. Mutunga says:

    Lyons Maid …. …. …. My favourtie was “Chockstick”. Then there were the hotdogs with Farmer’s Choice sausages. And the Maroon Commandos band in the arena!

  42. Tsango says:

    @ Lydia
    A good selection for Kenya’s Independence Day. The pieces are monumental and memorable especially to those who were already in existence prior to Kenya’s independence in 1963. Thanks. Wana Kenya ndugu zangu wote; ni jukumu letu kiulinda nchi letu na kujivunia kuwa wana Kenya. Mola abariki wana Kenya wote popote walipo and majirani wema wote.

    @ All
    My selection for this weekend is by one who does not need any introduction: the Grand Maitre Franco Makiadi. Enjoy!
    Seli-ja: http://www.sendspace.com/file/6z1xn4
    Salima: http://www.sendspace.com/file/2517yp
    Kamusengele: http://www.sendspace.com/file/q6c250
    Kamikaze: http://www.sendspace.com/file/drots6
    Liberte: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ssk6mg
    Tala ye na miso: http://www.sendspace.com/file/kbo0fb

  43. Lydia says:

    Those were the days!
    Something to jog your memories ……. Hope some of you out there remember this beautiful and outstanding track ….. Kabuga might be able to tell us the whereabouts of Mr. Njoroge…. circa late 70’s/early 80’s

    My Desire – Francis Njoroge and Radi Band

  44. Robert says:

    @Lydia and Tsango

    Those songs indeed stirs memories of my young and primary school life in Kenya. We used to rehearse the march come the days (Kenyatta/Jamhuri Days) go to the stadium to march. not forgetting the free ice cream at times sodas.
    Tsango sisi sote ni wa dugu wako pia – just biological accident or should I so say incident places and tags our identities elsewhere. Case in point Obama -which is his motherland or fatherland? TRICKY??

  45. James says:

    File Name: Monika Koma.mp3 [Kakai Kilonzo & Kilimambogo Brothers]
    File Size: 3.3 MB
    Download Link: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ma908m

    File Name: Santa Isabella.mp3 [Lokassa Ya Mbogo]
    File Size: 7.1 MB
    Download Link: http://www.sendspace.com/file/wqv550

    File 3:
    File Name: Tulinde Uhuru Wetu.wma [Kakai Kilonzo & Kilimambogo Brothers]
    File Size: 3.7 MB
    Download Link: http://www.sendspace.com/file/w577cq

    File Name: Maisha Ya Town.wma [Kakai Kilonzo & Kilimambogo Brothers]
    File Size: 4.1 MB
    Download Link: http://www.sendspace.com/file/8vhzgw

    File Name: Mother.mp3 [Bosco Mulwa Musyoka]
    File Size: 7.4 MB
    Download Link: http://www.sendspace.com/file/zzof3k

  46. müzik dinle says:

    By the way, honest people call us up there warriors, so it might be a little tricky, and need for you to be more careful even trying to corner and smoke me out. God forbid, don’t bring a female cop. I will just flip my shuka over my head, revealing everything, and she will recoil in awe. Remember the picture? (Ha! Ha! Ha!).

    By the way, I have never stormed your complex to find out what other treasures are there. Time will allow. Anyway, God willing, I will pass by, smoke you out, and while you are still smarting pick my treasures – and hurry back again – 2moro (Friday).

  47. James Kilai says:

    These tracks might be of help to someone!

    Kakai Kilonzo & Kilimambogo Brothers – Monika Koma- http://www.sendspace.com/file/ma908m
    Lokassa Ya Mbogo – Santa Isabella – http://www.sendspace.com/file/wqv550
    Kakai Kilonzo & Kilimabogo Brothers – Tulinde Uhuru Wetu- http://www.sendspace.com/file/w577cq
    Kakai Kilonzo & Kilimambogo Brothers – Maisha Ya Town – http://www.sendspace.com/file/8vhzgw
    Bosco Mulwa Musyoka [Ng’anzeki] – Mother – http://www.sendspace.com/file/zzof3k

  48. James says:

    @Admin: All my postings here are labelled ‘spam’ and rejected. I don’t know how U can bail me out of this mess!

  49. LEVI MENDE says:

    James,Thank you so much for santa isabella,i have been looking for it but if you can have the other tracks on the same lp that is Mandeni,Mongungu and Larivalitte you will have completed my day.

  50. kabuga says:

    Leve Mende,

    Larivalite – http://www.sendspace.com/file/his1gd

    Mandeni later.

  51. kabuga says:

    @Levi Mende,

    Mandeni by Lokassa Ya Mbongo http://www.sendspace.com/file/z92c6n


  52. Jaribu says:

    @ Levi Mende,
    Here is the other Lokassa tune.

    Lokassa Ya Mbongo (La Rivalité) – 04 M’Banda Mongungu = http://www.sendspace.com/file/vgypfe

  53. gilly says:

    Sad News.

    Ramadhani Mtoro Ongalla aka Remmy, a veteran East African Musician expired this morning after a long fight with Hypertension at Muhimbili National Hosp in Dar.
    Remmy singing about death – Kifo hakina Huruma (Death has no mercy):


    RIP Remmy.

  54. LEVI MENDE says:

    Thank you so much Kabuga and Jaribu for those lokassa tunes, you real put a cheer on my face after my team lost heavily over the weekend.As an appreciation here is les wanyika with mohammed Tika.Usia wa baba.

  55. kabuga says:


    Thank you for this rare song. It is in my xmas playlist!

  56. Arnol_79 says:

    @ All

    I look for a track called “back to africa” from “boma liwanza”
    could help. thanks.

  57. Mukwasi says:

    Could someone fish for songs by Mwalimu Mbugua (I can’t remember the first name).
    There was one that went like “Tindi moja, tindi mbili, tindi tatu kazoea”

  58. James Kilai says:

    @Mukwasi: I have it somewhere…..a classic hit by Mwalimu James Mbugua. I will post it here as soon as possible….

  59. James Kilai says:

    @Mukwasi: Tindi Moja Tindi Mbili [Mwalimu James Mbugua] : http://www.sendspace.com/file/zbi9fi

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