Mbaraka Mwinshehe – Ukumbusho vol.5
Matamko Ya Viongozi Wetu
Polyor 1986


Gisteren een dagje Amsterdam, diverse platenzaakjes afgestruind.
Die stad is echt veel te druk hoor, en zeker op zaterdagmiddag. Pijn
in de voetjes van het klunen. Maar het lijden werd beloond, al crate
diggend stuitte ik op twee elpees van Mbaraka Mwinshehe, Ukumbusho
volumes 5 en 6. Wat een mazzel, dankzij Stefan’s Worldservice ken ik
volumes 1,2, 4,7 en 8. Zeer veel dank daarvoor Stefan. Er zijn er een
stuk of 13 geloof ik. En dan vind ik precies 5 en 6, wat een gelukkig
toeval, twee missende volumes. Nu nog een keer
nummer 3 en de hogere nummers.
vol.6 volgt spoedig..

Yesterday I went to Amsterdam to check out some of my favorite
record stores. It is really far too busy in the city folks, and especially
on a saturday afternoon. My feet were hurting after hours of walking.
But the suffering was rewarded, crate digging I stumbled upon two
volumes of Mbaraka Mwinshehe’s Ukumbusho series, 5 and 6. How
very lucky, due to Stefan’s Worldservice blog I already knew volumes
1,2,4,7 and 8. Much obliged Stefan. There must be about 13 volumes
in total I believe. And I find exactly numbers 5 & 6, two missing
volumes, what great coincidence. Now we must get lucky a few
times more and find no.3 and the higher numbers.
Vol. 6 is soon to follow..

tracks ;

01 – Matamko ya viongozi wetu
02 – Tina turudiane
03 – Sina pesa
04 – Akula mwembe songo
05 – Nitamtuma mshenga
06 – Unanitafuta nini
07 – Makao makuu dodoma
08 – Fadhili ya punda


10 thoughts on “Mbaraka Mwinshehe – Ukumbusho vol.5
Matamko Ya Viongozi Wetu
Polyor 1986

  1. If president Obama is called after Mbaraka I don’t know. That they are both masters in there respective fields I am sure of.

  2. Wonderful music, thanks Moos, really looking forward to volume 6. Mbaraka and his bands were always special & outstanding. Someone called him “the Franco of East Africa” – it’s such a shame he died so young.
    Looking him up on the web I discovered “Mbaraka” means blessing in kiswahili I think.
    all the best from mamboPete

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