Owiney Sigoma Band Doyoi Nyajo Nam
Owiney Sigoma Band - Doyoi Nyajo Nam / Jalako Onyoono Paka
(12"/Digital Single) Brownswood Recordings BWOOD046, 2010-08-22

In 2009, a handful of London-based musicians travelled to Nairobi in Kenya to collaborate with two local musicians: Joseph Nyamungo and Charles Okoko, who hail from a village up country called Owiny Sigoma. The workshop/rehearsals were a lot of fun and pretty fruitful so they set about finding a studio that could accomodate a 7-piece live band. The resulting four tracks made their way to Gilles Peterson who promptly signed the band to his Brownswood imprint and sent the boys back to Nairobi for another week-long recording session with Joseph, Charles and their extended musical family. The results are documented on the band's forthcoming album - a collection of gloriously hypnotic Afro grooves symbolic of the true culture clash between the Luo and London. A 12" featuring two tracks from the original session in Nairobi - 'Doyoi Nyajo Nam' b/w 'Jalako Onyoono Paka' - is out now (go bag it at the Brownswood Store and you get the MP3s for free!!!)

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