Friday, 30 July 2010

Brownswood's latest additions - Owiny Sigoma Band



It took me a minute to check this video out, but the music is so heavy. The story behind it goes thus -

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.

I'm really looking forward to hearing this album, a 12" is out right now on Brownswood featuring two of the tracks from the original recording. I'll let you know when I have more info... 

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