Hi all

Had some troubles with my hosting company that put me out of business for 3 days – and of course this happened while I was carrying out the updates to create 2 distinct blogs (one for music and everything else I want to write about).

Things should be back to normal now, please let me know if you have any problems leaving comments.

- Steve

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  1. saminator says:

    @ tsango,
    thanks a lot for the virunga beats. i rermember requesting for them sometime ago. however could do you think you can lay your hands on SAFARI? i think it’s called SAFARI SIO UGONJWA, or something like that. melesi mingi.

  2. Tina says:

    I love listening to this O.S.Mazembe track, it’s almost like dancing mushosho in a cathedral
    ‘maloba D’Amour’, from their Kaivaska album.

    You all h’ve a great wkend, I’m stepping aside momentarily (work committments), but will remain true to the clan and drop by as time permits.

  3. Tina says:

    Ouhhps! forgot one, here we go! Salima – Super Mazembe

  4. Tsango says:

    @ Saminator & All
    I think that the song you have in mind is “Safari Sio Kifo.” Here it is:
    Bonus songs by Orch. Virunga
    Unisamehe: http://www.sendspace.com/file/pwo6jr
    Jaffar: http://www.sendspace.com/file/98ubl7
    Violeta: http://www.sendspace.com/file/v71izi

    @ Tina & All
    Thanks for the 3 Super Mazembe songs. It is unfortunate that today Mazembe is but a shadow of its former self. Could one be having parts 1 & 2 of their song “Mbanda ya Mobange”?
    Here is their track “Ouma”. It reminds me of Fataki Lokassa. He used to dance the hell out of the song.
    Have a weekend full of fun.

  5. @ ALL
    You know gold mining is a tasking job. You may dug up huge chunks from the ground only to discover nothing valuable. Try out these is they are valuable.
    Bamuleete: http://www.sendspace.com/file/vi2puy
    Love Enzigumivu: http://www.sendspace.com/file/1vpm06
    Kangende: http://www.sendspace.com/file/6vs11n
    Fa Ku Mwana: http://www.sendspace.com/file/8d7z8l
    Okuzaala kwakasandari: http://www.sendspace.com/file/7rdzid

  6. Egoing says:

    Trouble with my computers is that when they fail and someone works to put them back, some programmes are not reinstated. The other reason sometimes my postings come as Olupot James Peter.
    Anyone post me the Win.Rar programme so I can bunch some of this gold stones?

    Come on, out of hiding, even from someone’s (Fred’s) back (Ha! Ha! Ha!)

    I am hopefully sure you will come again in big way.

    Of course I am sure your gold mine is not yet about to close. No, not for a good long time.

    Anyone nearer to getting: -

    1. Affaire Semeki (heard it one time played on Uganda Broadcasting Corporation).
    2. Libala Eponi Ekolo Te (by Bokelo). The beginning lyrics go like “Nalembi, nalembi, nalembi libala tobalaka ah..” The singer goes on to lament that the in-laws ask the potential in-law’s tribe, whether he has money ….
    3. This other track very popular in 1970 and had chorus “Nabina, Nabina na nani eh? Tobina, tobina na nani…” Wonder whether or not it was by Bokelo
    4. This one was sung by Moreno and has the following lyrics “Kucheza cheza na Shemezi, kwangu marufuku…”
    5. Original DUNIA NI DUARA by Moreno
    6. This track I still remember well played in 1971 just as I was joining my Senior 1. It talks about La Primus, and although I vainly remember, the chorus had something like “La Primus eyokaka na Congo Kinshasa…” Even it’s flip side was okay.
    7. Soukouss Stars compilation, especially Dally Kimoko album featuring (TOBINA, SOUKOUSS STARS, FIANCE, BALATOU) KIN NIGHT etc.

    I really call upon all the miners to try and dig even deeper. Coal miners, Gold miners etc, all of them.

  7. JARIBU says:

    @ Egoing,
    I do not know whether this is the original Dunia Ni Duara or not.

    Orch. Moja One (Moreno) – Dunia Ni Duara = http://www.sendspace.com/file/rnpvwd

  8. Lydia says:

    Hi guys
    I’m looking for an old track that went Dada njoo njoo, dada njoo njoo, dada wangu wa moyo/kweli…… this was from the 70′s – It was a very popular track in the day.
    I’ve kinda lost track of posts but I remember you asking for Lesa Lesan – did you ever get anything?

    Well, work beckons after a nice long vacation… have a great labor day if you’re observing it.. otherwise happy Monday….

  9. Lydia says:


    Tobina – Dally Kimoko

    Don’t seem to have the rest but will look around.

  10. kabuga says:


    I did not get anything from Less Lass but will post you some two songs that i have from him. Also, he seems to be featuring in kimpungu mpungu here http://globalgroovers.blogspot.com/2010/09/editions-veve-various-artists.html

  11. jomba says:

    Hi fellows
    I am looking for AFRO. I think its by les wanyika and any other SIMBA WANYIKA anyone out there I would really appriciate

  12. DOKOTOLOLAWI says:

    Av just realized that am missin some classic gems of the yesteryears which apparently were posted earlier but inactive.would a clan member be kind enough to re post em for me

    And Lastly how bout the mega hit of the early 70s from DK KAMAU-MURATA[I LOVE U]……AND still not given up hope on MOSELEBENDE by LES NOIRS/…..Botikala kitoko

  13. saminator says:

    @ tsango,
    thanks for my samba mapangala request and well done. just wondering if you can complete the mapangala lineup with only two more, UFUNGUO and DUNIA TUTAPITA? woukd very much appreciate….

  14. Egoing says:

    Jambo. It may not be the original, but hope it may still appease you.
    Thanks for Dunia Ni Duara. It is the one I want.
    Gratis for Tobina. Hope to get its other brothers/sisters as well
    Please announce your presence to help me avert a stayaway strike in the mines!

    Going back to the dust of the Gold Mines. Hope to emerge with some other real (not black) old musical stones.

  15. Robert says:


    It is getting hot and hotter here! What a lively exchange going on, I am in the loop and looping all the way to the collections gathered here.

    I relaunch my particular request of Arusha Jazz Band “Mama Suzie” sample of which among others can be heard here:

  16. Robert says:

    @Olupot James Peter

    I have a collection of Luganda 60s and 70s songs from the then popular Ugandan bands which I will upload when my conked up laptop is put back to life

  17. Tsango says:

    @ Saminator
    Sango nini? Here are your requests. I love “Dunia Tunapita.”
    Ufunguo: http://www.sendspace.com/file/jwdi4t
    Dunia Tunapita: http://www.sendspace.com/file/zjmh5h

    @ Egoing
    Here is “Affaire Semeki”, though it is not so clean a copy

    @ All
    Here is another John Junior benga/rumba song
    Kalisto Baba: http://www.sendspace.com/file/atyj4z

  18. Tsango says:

    @ Jomba
    I realised that Egoing’s posting of your request didn’t come through. Here it is. I hope its the original “Afro”. The song had several versions.

  19. kabuga says:


    Enjoy some two songs from Lessa Landu aka Lessa Lassan http://www.sendspace.com/file/kqoj70

    His coming to Nairobi seems to have negatively affected his music after playing with the big wigs in Kinshasha including Dr Nico. His margaret margie was a real gem and his collabo with his cousin Jimmy moni Mambo at times produced some nice tunes – at times.

  20. saminator says:

    @ tsango
    natondi yo mingi kotindela ngai banzembo kitoko ya samba mapangala. they are real gems of their own.

    @ robert,
    now yours should be interesting…because from you we could discover some missing hot tunes of dem days….
    talk about EMBALASASA, LA YO MAMA OH LABA YO TAATA (peterson mutebi)..and one particular song which i wish somebody like pita bita could identify…it’s probably called HABARI YAKO and went something like

    @ pita mbita
    you hear?

    @ all,
    we need to do something about daudi. his absence is beginning to worry the whole clan oh…

  21. jomba says:

    @ Tsango
    thanks alot forAfro really Greatfull

  22. jomba says:

    thangs to Egoing too for Afro it came through as intended bless…..

  23. Egoing says:

    @Ha! Ha! Ha!
    I thought it was only me plagued by Computer antics! This novelty (the computer) is addictive; and always tempting with many programmes asking to help with one’s computer problems for free. Those and possibly others are responsible for my computer operations often going AWOL, and yet one can’t resist the urge to explore more programs when there is time.
    Wonder why my Afro couldn’t come through. Try again. Afro: http://www.sendspace.com/file/l0ejrz

    Downloaded some Win.Rar programme but warns me it is merely trial version for 40 days. Hopefully I will have benched a few gems by then.

  24. Egoing says:

    Thanks for the effort. However what you posted is NALELI ZIZI the back side of AFFAIRE SEMEKI (which was composed by Champro King). In this clan, there is no saying never. It will come, I am sure.

    There is also a song I have searched for, and failed to get. It has the distinctive voice of Nyboma, and has the chorus ” …. OOH MWANA GUADELOUPE…”
    Also, anyone with the Kas Kas Album (including Kas Kas, Helena)? I have it on tape, but do not have the time to leave the mines and get down to transferring it right now?

    Anyone heard of Mopapu Kembila or its backside? They were hits in the mid-1970s.

    You will no doubt sooner or later be employed by (and help) the clan, at no cost ..”to assist with the investigations into the whereabouts of Daudi.”

  25. DOKOTOLOLAWI says:

    Hello there!av got a feelin that u kud b havin songs za ORCH VEVE posted by Eccles NOV LAST YEAR
    EDO,FIFI,JANNIE,MOSOLO YA BISO BASI,NABANGI MAKAMBO,WEEKEND TOBINA,OH MOTEMA[SINGA],LIKAMBO TE,TOZONGANA, and the UNKNOWN by BOKELO..Being new to the clan .i can only marvel at wat av really missed ol this tym around..Merci mingi

  26. JARIBU says:

    Just curious! What’s the significance or meaning of your moniker? Below are some of the songs you requested. I have taken some liberties with a few names I was not too sure about.

    Veve – Fifi = http://www.sendspace.com/file/yos1iz
    Veve – Djamile (Jannie) = http://www.sendspace.com/file/457v4v
    Veve – Mosolo Ya Biso Basi = http://www.sendspace.com/file/xz50tg
    Veve – Weekend Tobina = http://www.sendspace.com/file/coq0dd
    Veve – Oh Motema = http://www.sendspace.com/file/wq32ie
    Veve – Marcello Tozongana = http://www.sendspace.com/file/fyj8nq
    Johnny Bokello – Likambo Te Coco = http://www.sendspace.com/file/mey5zv
    Johnny Bokello – Edo = http://www.sendspace.com/file/zh235p
    Johnny Bokello – Nabangi Makambo = http://www.sendspace.com/file/4tq00w
    Unknown = http://www.sendspace.com/file/5v65t3

  27. Lydia says:

    Thanks for the music ..

    Here is a track I ripped from a friends collection recently – I guess it was done when Lesa Lesan was in Nairobi. I was curious because the label also lists Mbarak Achieng….what was he? producer.. writer..

    Jedidah Njeri

  28. kabuga says:


    Thanks for Jedidah Njeri – i had forgotten it with its beauty in arrangement. Am not sure about Mbarak Achieng. Most of this congolese artites were produced by Nderitu Munene and Oluoch Kanindo.

    Am still looking for two Lessa Lassan songs done around 1983 – sababu yako and Tobias Oduor. They were very good.

    He made another LP late nineties and is still in Nairobi.

    Enjoy this other one from this man http://www.sendspace.com/file/bkkk3n

  29. eccles says:

    I’ve been working on identifying the songs you posted, with lots of help from the community here and other forums. Here is what I’ve found out so far (and I could be completely wrong here!):
    1. I don’t think any of the tunes listed as by Johnny Bokelo are really by him.
    2. The Veve tune listed as “Mosolo ya biso basi” might be Veve’s song “Bilolo”.
    3. The song lsted as “Johnny Bokello – Likambo Te Coco” is actually “Coco” by Orchestre Veve.
    4. The song listed as “Johnny Bokello – Edo” was identified in antoher forum as “Youlou & Orchestre Somo-Somo – Maladie ya Bolingo”, and I do hear that phrase at 2:43.
    5. The song listed as “Johnny Bokello – Nabangi Makambo” is still a mystery, but I don’t think it’s Bokelo.
    6. The song listed as “Unknown” is “Anette” by Orchestre Veve.

    If anybody here can identify these tunes, please help! I’m grateful for all the help I’ve received so far.

  30. Samuel (Samwiri) says:

    Hi Clan,

    Good to see the “kabozi” (conversation) is still hot in here. Hope everyone is well. I have been away from the forum for a while but I hope to engage fully again soon. I have been dipping in for a quick fix now and again.


    I can’t wait for you to post those tunes from Uganda as there may be a slim probablility that one of them may be my dad’s.

  31. Samuel (Samwiri) says:


    I think Saba saba had to do with the Tz army rockets which got rid of Amin. I remenber the elders describig the swishing sound as such and saying the saba saba scared Amin’s soldiers. I cant blame them though because the first time I heard the sound I must have wet my pants – the result we left our house on Jinja Road (Ntebetebe) and walked about thirty miles, bare feet in our pyjamasa as the saba saba felt like an earthquake! We didn’t even bother to lock the doors and it was very about 5.00 am!

  32. Lydia says:

    Hey guys…. it’s the weekend! and am I glad to see it…
    Some more tracks …… we were intimidated by the more sophisticated converter and so we ripped on a Crosely.. no doubt the sound quality could have been better, but here you go….

    Vundumuna Pt 1 http://www.sendspace.com/file/pu0dt9
    Vundumuna Pt 2 http://www.sendspace.com/file/kif8d2

    Glad to hear from you after a long time. Hope that your little girl is doing well now……your family is still in my prayers.

  33. Samuel (Samwiri) says:


    Thanks. We are coping and adjusting to the new demands, taking each day as it comes but otherwise fine. In fact I am just about to take her for a quick check up now before we settle down for the weekend.

    I have been quietly enjoying the discourse and the music. I can’t believe that we have now got on to the kadongo kamu songs. I hope someone will be able to unearth some songs from the 60s by Kampala City six band or Israel Magembe Wamala (my dad). Some of his former friends – Fred Masgazi, Kawalya Kagwa etc have started appearing on this forum now and I think it will not be long before he does. I am aware there is a cassette in a US University library with two of his songs and one of these days I will fly over there and rip it.

  34. Tina says:

    Hi all,
    Just sounding off Egoing’s concerns about computer headaches; most of us on this forum upload/downoad files. Just be sure to clean out your temp files after sharing music or photos. As your registry grows in size, your operating system’s performance may be compromised – this may lead to unexpected crashes. Do not rely on 3rd party registry cleaners ’cause they may not have the best logic to effectively clean all registries (take yr money for nothing). They perform cleaning tasks based upon a predefined set of rules that may not work in your registry. Run a back up before starting a clean up. Occasionally google specific problems & there’re 100s of forums out there, people with similar problems sharing solutions; I found that useful in regularly cleaning my computer wihout spending 100s of dollars; the guy I took my computer to earlier this year when it crashed, was googling for a fix as I watched with interest & valour! it worked, I felt damn ’cause I could’ve fixed that problem myself.

    The best analogy that relates to this issue is the problem of rodent infestation (mice & roaches), and artery blockage due to high cholestrol. An extreme case of rodent infestation can run u out of town in a hurry, Artery blockage could lead to stroke.

    This is a simple process; just find the time to execute it – almost like cleaning your house once a wk, etc.
    Good luck to all.

  35. Arnol_79 says:

    @ Tsango

    I have the track as “naleli zizi” http://www.sendspace.com/file/7o7g4z

    @ All

    Please help me with this track http://www.sendspace.com/file/xwicbn

  36. Fred says:

    @ Arnol_79:
    That was great. Now that you have exhumed Naleli Zizi, I am sure the flip side Affaire Semeki is close by. It is the flip side.
    Thank you so much.