Some tracks that I have been listening to over the last couple of days ..

East African rhumba circa 1970/1980Daniel Owino Misiani & Shirati band – Wuoro Monono

From Africa Serenades 29 ( thanks again Cheeku! ), here is Orchestra Elegance Jazz with Ngalula Marthe. This has appeared in another couple of interesting places including mix #6 in the Kinshasa-Nairobi Express series at World Passport.

Some luck soul recently picked up this single on eBay for a mere $8 …

East African rhumba circa 1970/1980Orchestra Elegance Jazz – Ngalula Marthe

Kelenkye Band in Jungle Music pulled off African Serenades 28 ( thank you Cheeku and Matt!) . While there are lots of comments about them on the internets, there is no real content. Can anyone help?

I wish that this had managed to be preserved at a better bit rate in stereo so that all the high hats and suchlike like were not lost.

East African rhumba circa 1970/1980Kelenkye Band – Jungle Music

That is one catchy chorus line.

Fred Okello asked

“I am looking for any one who can upload Ogolla kadir by Tony Omondi/Musa Juma.”

I do not have this, can anyone help? I do have Bebina Siaya Kababa that I posted back in July of 2007 that has Musa Juma and Tony Omondi. Hope it helps.

East African rhumba circa 1970/1980Musa Juma & Orchestra Limpopo International feat. Tony Omondi – Bebina Siaya Kababa

I am sorry but some of these tracks are in mp4 format. I come from the “if life gives you lemons, make lemonade” school of thought.

If you have trouble with your player of choice, try VLC or WinAmp.


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  1. Daniel says:

    Mutunga,

    Sorry to hear about the restrictions in Italy. How about sendspace? That seems to be working the best of all the file sharing programs.

  2. Mutunga says:

    @Daniel:

    Sendspace is fine. Long live the music-loving family! :)

  3. kabuga says:

    Happy new year all Ntwiga blog family members.

    A new year present in form of oh “miguel” by OK jazz will be much appreciated.

  4. gilly says:

    Fellow African music fans, all the best to you for 2009!

    @kabuga,

    Oh Miguel; With a lot of patience try it here:

    http://rapidshare.com/files/56068834/kekelekinavana.part2.rar

    Good luck

  5. kabuga says:

    Thanks gilly, though i could only download the other 3 songs except oh miguel. Kindly help by posting it alone.

    Also, any member with the original tpok jazz production??

  6. gilly says:

    @kabuga

    Sorry to say that I am a bit tied up at the moment. I could nt even download the content of the link myself. Below is the page i dug out the link for unlimited riches:

    http://www.taringa.net/posts/musica/905784/Mega-Post—Africa—2-%255BRumba-y-Salsa-Africana%255D.html+oh+miguel+tp+ok+jazz&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=7

  7. Mutunga says:

    Kabuga:

    See whether this is the version of “Oh Miguel” you are looking for. Rather than an original, it sounds like a simulated live performance with canned applause. I also seem to remember that there is different version of “Oh Miguel” featuring Vicky Longomba but I might be wrong. Let me know if it is what you’re hunting for.

  8. kabuga says:

    Mutunga,

    Asante sana muthoniwa.

    It is a while since i listened to this Luambo oldie. The style employed is similar to kimpa kisangameni; is this kikongo or lingala?

  9. Mutunga says:

    kabuga:

    You’re welcome. It’s actually a mixture of Lingala and Kikongo. At first the lyrics are in Lingala, but when the traditional beat starts, Kikongo comes in. OK Jazz performed quite a number of folk songs in Kikongo.

  10. kabuga says:

    @gilly

    This taringa site is so rich. Asante sana.

  11. Afwuongo says:

    Fred Okello:

    Try this link for Ogolla Kadir
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORTgNotcego&feature=channel

    It is classic Omondi Tony / Musa Juma

  12. Daniel says:

    Gilly,

    The Tariga.net site is another treasure trove of oldies. Thanks! However their rapidshare file sharing service uses a format that we don’t have here in the US (to the best of my knowledge), .rar. Any idea how to convert that to mp3? I’m downloading an old favorite by Kassav (“All you need is Zouk”) in that .rar format to see if any of my music juke-boxes will recognize it.

  13. Kingsam says:

    Daniel
    If you havent found a way to get the music files working,
    You should be able to download this WinRAR for free . Here is the link

    http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm

    Download the first on – WinRAR 3.80

    It should be able to work for.I have had it as long as i can remember.

  14. Ramasha says:

    I am a newbie.
    You guys and gals sound like people I would love to hug and kiss!
    This is my thing!! Kitale— KUDU/ Mbolea 1980s, Nakuru— Pivot/Manyatta
    anyone?

  15. Daniel says:

    Kingsam,

    Thanks for the tip. I’ll give it a shot!

  16. Daniel says:

    Kingsam. That download worked great. It extracted 12 mp3 files from a 100 MB .rar file within seconds. I still don’t know what a .rar file is but it looks like a zip file for mp3′s and WinAmp allows you to extract them. Asante sana, my man!

  17. Samuel says:

    Hi everybody.
    The page is becoming dormant, what’s happening?
    And for those from Kenya let’s have it in mind this time. This isn’t a page for politics (and religion?) but we can’t ignore the situation in this poor eastafrican country. We may repeat the first words on our national anthem.
    All the best

  18. Daniel says:

    Samwiri, I think everybody has moved to more recent blog pages. Try February, the discussions and postings continue there.

  19. Daniel says:

    Ramasha: I attended Greenfields College in Kitale for my A-levels in 1983 to 1984. Since we used to take the Akamba bus back and forth from Nairobi to Kitale, I’m quite familiar with the Pivot in Nakuru. Wow! That brings back some memories I would never have remembered otherwise.

  20. saminator says:

    guys, guys you all are so amazing; david ochan, esororo, ntwiga, daniel, mutunga, gilly, kingsam plus all the other prominent putfile members. am new to the your site but soooooooo interested in your exchanges. now for my request; is pleaaaase, any body who could deep and send me ‘kayembe’ by super mazembe and ”kumekuja” or is it ”pesa kuja” by sammy kasule in which he mentions something to with ”waganga” in between . you would have truly made my day…………….THERE’S ALSO ANOTHER LINGALA TRACK, MOST LIKLEY 80-81 NOT SURE OF THE TITLE AND ARTIST THOUGH BUT GOES SOMETHING LIKE, ”SULIYA SULIYA, SULIYA SULI SULI…NAMESANA NA NGAI TE O…SULIYA SULIYA YAKA PEMBENI NA NGAI……………….”. am certain one of you music collection aces will get them, thanks dudes and gals.

  21. saminator says:

    guys, guys you all are so amazing; david ochan, esororo, ntwiga, daniel, mutunga, gilly, kingsam plus all the other prominent putfile members. am new to the your site but soooooooo interested in your exchanges. now for my request; is pleaaaase, any body who could dig deep and send me ‘kayembe’ by super mazembe and ”kumekuja” or is it ”pesa kuja” by sammy kasule in which he mentions something to with ”waganga” in between . you would have truly made my day…………….THERE’S ALSO ANOTHER LINGALA TRACK, MOST LIKLEY 80-81 NOT SURE OF THE TITLE AND ARTIST THOUGH BUT GOES SOMETHING LIKE, ”SULIYA SULIYA, SULIYA SULI SULI…NAMESANA NA NGAI TE O…SULIYA SULIYA YAKA PEMBENI NA NGAI……………….”. am certain one of you music collection aces will get them, thanks dudes and gals.

  22. christ says:

    je voudrais avoir de précision sur le titre élégance jazz ngalula marthe il s’avère que mon agent monsieur ntumba n’est pas dans ces droits.

  23. Mteja says:

    @saminator:

    here is Super Mazembe’s “Kayembe”
    http://www.divshare.com/download/6681861-9ec

  24. saminator says:

    mteja, thanks alot for ‘kayembe’. am so glad. do you know of anybody, ntwiga, esororo, daniel or any body who knows the track ”suliya”? i do not quite know the artist though, but first heard it way back in between 80 and 82. also ”pesa kuja”by sammy kasule…….merci beaucoup.

  25. saminator says:

    people, you are not leaving behind replies, what is happening? please keep up the original spirit.

  26. Lydia says:

    @Saminator
    People have moved on to the latest thread, so it is still quite active. Just post on the latest and you will most likely get a response to your request.

  27. Lydia says:

    @Saminator
    When you go to ntwiga.net/blog scroll down and you will see all the new threads starting with the latest one. There are about 6 that have been started since this one. People will only check on the old threads once in a while.

  28. Lydia says:

    @Saminator
    Go to http://www.ntwiga.net/blog. Scroll down and you will find the latest thread at the top. That is where people are currently posting comments. Scroll down for older ones including this one.

  29. saminator says:

    hey lydia, thnx a bunch 4 da direction. u have really made me updated.

  30. bokello says:

    hi all
    anybody with sister ali by virunga and kasuku by mangelepa

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