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Owiny Sigoma Band // The Luo-London Soundclash

March 22, 2011

In 2009 a close-knit London-based collective of musicians travelled to Kenya to collaborate with local musicians in Nairobi. There they met Joseph Nyamungu – a phenomenal nyatiti player/teacher whose scope of knowledge of traditional Luo music is unparalleled – and Charles Owoko, a drummer specialising in traditional Luo rhythms. A series of inspiring jam sessions concluded with time in a downtown Nairobi studio and yielded an album of raw, hypnotic riddims symbolic of the Luo-London soundclash.

The ‘Wires’ 12″ – featuring a remix from the legendary Theo Parrish – drops on Record Store Day (Saturday 16th April 2011) followed by the album (2LP / CD / Digital) on 2nd May 2011 on Brownswood Recordings.

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