I have to get this post done tonight so …

… in no particular order, here is a whole bunch of tracks from various Wanyika bands.

you can read up a little on the various Wanyika bands here and here.

A couple of caveats though, Mr. Endo’s pages at the University of Nagoya seem to be down and only accessible through Google cache suggesting that they went down in the last 30 days and the link to Wikipedia contains information that is not completely accurate. I will try and save the pages from the Nagoya site in case this fantastic resource dissappears forever.

The Wanyika Bands   The Wanyika Bands

The Wanyika Bands   The Wanyika Bands   

East African rhumba circa 1970/1980 Simba Wanyika – Maicha pt. 1 & pt. 2

East African rhumba circa 1970/1980 Simba Wanyika – Dunia kigeu-geu pt. 1 & pt. 2

East African rhumba circa 1970/1980 Simba Wanyika – Shida ya pesa

East African rhumba circa 1970/1980 Orchestra Les Wanyika – Fitina pt. 1 & pt. 2

East African rhumba circa 1970/1980 Orchestra Les Wanyika – Weekend pt. 1 & pt. 2

Gilly asked for this so here is another ton of music: everything that I have ever posted by Mbaraka.

Mbaraka Mwinshehe   Mbaraka Mwinshehe

East African rhumba circa 1970/1980 Mbaraka Mwishehe & Moro Jazz Band – Miziki Ya Mji Wa Morogoro

East African rhumba circa 1970/1980 Orchestra Les Wanyika – Fitina pt. 1 & pt. 2

East African rhumba circa 1970/1980 Mbaraka Mwinshehe – Expo ’70 Pt. 2

East African rhumba circa 1970/1980 Mbaraka Mwinshehe – Nisalimie Wanazaire

East African rhumba circa 1970/1980 Mbaraka Mwinshehe – Shida

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14 Responses

  1. gilly says:

    Thanks steve for your prompt consideration….Expo 70. The track has made my day. I remember my little japanese……Konichiwa! Algato gozaimas! Kumbawa! I was in Osaka in 2005 where expo 70 was held years back in 1970. Let me sing…maonyesho japan yalifana sana, mataifa yote yalifurahi sana………….. Asante!

  2. mutuku(kassooh) says:

    just passing by to show some luv;kazi jema keep them rolling these oldies are more than gold
    mbaraka-mambo yote.do u have ATEKA- ISSA JUMA the late and some kakai kilonzos?.all
    the best kassooh.

  3. stanley ngaira says:

    Steve this is great stuff! please more of simba wanyika specifically not les wanyika.. i have been looking for their sounds to no avail

  4. Doug says:

    Dunia Kigeu-geu is one of my favorite Les Wanyika songs. It’s funny that it’s labeled parts one and two on the LP because that version (the one posted here) is only half the song. A few years ago, the song appeared on a cassette and then on the Paulina CD under a new title, Ufukara Sio Kilema. This version is twice as long as Dunia Kigeu-geu. Have a suspicion that the other three Les Wanyika songs on that LP also have part 2s sitting in an archive vault somewhere.

  5. Jeff Msangi says:

    Steve,
    The fridays are back!Thanks for these tracks brother.Miziki ya mji wa Morogoro is just too great.Have you ever taken time to listen to the whole arrangement of instruments..especially that guitar..its indeed talking.Keep them coming Steve

  6. John B. says:

    Hi Steve:

    Thanks for the link to the Wanyika discography. I emailed Toshi a few days ago because I too had noticed that he was off-line. He assures me that he is having server problems and WILL be online again. In any case I have the original file, which I have been continually updating and plan to put it on my own site soon (the original idea when I started collaborating with Toshi on the discographies 8 years ago was that we would mirror each others sites, or something like that, but I never got around to registering a domain name until now.)

    By the way, I now have my own audioblog with tracks from Mlimani, Mbaraka Mwinshehe and Remmy so far, and much more on the way. The URL is: http://likembe.blogspot.com/

    John Beadle

  7. Maroa Matiko says:

    Hi, Steve,

    I cannot listen or download any of these songs. I am in Sudan working as VSAT Tech. Honestly, what could be the problem?

  8. Hanno says:

    Oh my!!! I suddenly found this site by chance and its such a treat to find all these goodies which I haven’t heard for such a long time. Few of them can ever be found in stores or on the web. Please please please make sure those true treasures of yours are not lost. Make additional copies and put them in a safe and while doing so, keep in mind and be aware that CDs and DVDs and the like dissolve after a few years.
    Having said that, it would be nice to have them … :)

    And finally, you wrote about Tabora Jazz somewhere else on this site. Maybe you remember that song, one of Tabora’s most famous: “Aiyoooo, Lelelileleleliloo, oo, oo, mamaa … , chuki ya nini kati yangu mimi na wewe,
    Aiyoooo …. wewe si wako, na mi si wangu, chuki ya nini kati yangu …
    Aiyoooo …. mimi nina wangu nyumbani, wewe una wako nyumbani, chuki ya nini kati yangu

    Salaam nyingi …

  9. Edai says:

    Can anyone direct me to any location that can help me to obtain a track by Lovy Longoma specicifically “Lovey”

  10. Edai says:

    send me the link to Lovy’s tracks

  11. Edai says:

    thanks to this website, i didnt know that DVDs and CDs dissolve after a few years. Is it possible to resave whatever u have??

  12. bartazari says:

    Any singles from our beloved Patrick Balisidya with afro 70?

  13. EdwinHernandez says:

    Good Music from Simba Wanyika,

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