October 18, 2018

Songs the Swahili Sing
Classics from the Kenya Coast – Various Artists
Original Music 1983



So far we had us one album containing this type of music.
you can find it here.
It is just because of that album I found out tracks two and three
have been switched on label and backsleeve of the record we
have today. The second song is Ursulla with the Black Star
Music Club which we know from the earlier post. I can only
hope that the other songs are the ones given on sleeve and
label and in that correct order. Taarab or ‘Tarabu’ is a type of
music, almost Arabic or Indian. To get a better idea, you should
read the liner notes on the sleeve, just click to enlarge..

Tot nu toe hadden we slechts één plaat met dit soort muziek.
Je kunt hem hier vinden.
Doordat we dit album al kennen ontdekte ik dat titels twee en drie
verwisseld zijn op hoes en label van het album dat we vandaag
hebben. Het tweede nummer is Ursulla en de Black Star Music
Club welke we van de vorige posting kennen. Ik kan slechts hopen
dat de rest van de nummers de juiste zijn en in de juiste volgorde
staan. Taarab of ‘Tarabu’ is een oost Afrikaanse muziekstijl die
veel doet denken aan Arabische of Indiaase muziekstijlen. Om
een beter beeld te krijgen kun je het best de achterkant van de
plaat even lezen, klick erop om hem te vergroten..

tracks ; ( in the right order )

01 – Matano Juma & Party – Sikiza mpenzi
02 – Ursulla & Black Star Music Club – Mpende anaekupenda
03 – Juma Bhalo – Kem kem
04 – Zein & Party – Hayari
05 – Shehe Salim & Egyptian Music Club – Kiumbe mapenzi
06 – Swaleh al Abdi – Mweka jambo moyoni
07 – Maulidi Juma – Kuna chanzo
08 – Zuhura Swale & Zein Musical Club – Wasi wasi
09 – O.I. Bampini & Jauhara Orchestre – Watetao
10 – Zein L. Abdin Ahmed – Huba
11 – Sharmila & Black Star Musical Club – Chozi lanitoka
12 – Yaseen Mohamed – Mahaba maskini
13 – Yaseem Mohamed & Saada – Lala mpenzi


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  1. Pete 18 October 2018 at 09:27 - Reply

    Great album. Any chance to get more from this series?

    • Moos 18 October 2018 at 14:10 - Reply

      ..not so easy Pete, I don’t think I have more of them..

  2. Carl Howard 19 October 2018 at 22:51 - Reply

    Just another reason why I LOVE the enormous album cover scans on this blog, Moos. On the back, you can read every word, and clearly!

  3. paris 17 November 2018 at 01:18 - Reply

    Thank you! Very curious to check this one out!

  4. Anonymous 28 October 2021 at 08:50 - Reply

    excellent!! brings something really new to my ears..


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