Owiny Sigoma Band // Changaa Attack
June 2, 2015
The raptuous Changaa Attack is the perfect follow up to Nyiduonge Drums which has been thrilling dancefloors since it was released in 2011. Changaa is the potent homebrew local to the region (it also goes by the name “Goodbye Mum”) and is rumoured to contain Jet fuel. Recorded on the fly in the kitchen at the bands Air B&B accommodation in Kisumu, Louis commandeered the band commandeered some local kids to chant out the chorus.
The track is taken from ‘Nyanza’ is the third album from the cross-cultural, cross generational, and boundary surpassing Owiny Sigoma Band. For their third offering, the band travelled to the Nyanza Province of Western Kenya – home of their two members Joseph Nyamungu and Charles Owoko – to explore the birthplace of Luo music. The album will be released later this year.
A complex, constantly evolving, musical relationship now in its fifth year, the project has seen the band producing music in both Kenya, for their self-titled 2009 album, and in London for 2012’s Power Punch LP. The group features Nyatiti master Joseph Nyamungu and Lou percussionist Charles Owoko, both from the Luo tribe of Western Kenya, as well as London-based musicians Tom Skinner (drums), Jesse Hackett (vox/keys) and Louis Hackett (bass).