Album artwork for Kenya Special by Various

Triple vinyl and bonus 7". 'Kenya Special' is a collection of 32 recordings (most of which were only ever released on small-run 45rpm 7" singles) that stand out as being different or unique as well as some classic genre standards. From Kikuyu language 'liquid soul', Luo benga and Swahili afrobeat to genre-bending Congolese and Tanzanian tracks recorded in Nairobi, Kenya Special sees Soundway yet again taking the less trodden path. Many of the tracks featured here are peppered with innovation and experimentation highlighting how diverse the music scene in Kenya was at the time. Painstakingly compiled, assembled and researched over two years by a team of five people from five countries (Kenya included), Kenya Special is a collection that looks beyond the mainstream and brings new life and recognition to some little known gems and forgotten classics of Kenya's past.

Various

Kenya Special

Soundway
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Album artwork for Kenya Special by Various
LPx3

£23.99

Released 30/06/2017Catalogue Number

sndwlp046

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Various

Kenya Special

Soundway
Album artwork for Album artwork for Kenya Special by Various by Kenya Special - Various
Album artwork for Kenya Special by Various
LPx3

£23.99

Released 30/06/2017Catalogue Number

sndwlp046

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Triple vinyl and bonus 7". 'Kenya Special' is a collection of 32 recordings (most of which were only ever released on small-run 45rpm 7" singles) that stand out as being different or unique as well as some classic genre standards. From Kikuyu language 'liquid soul', Luo benga and Swahili afrobeat to genre-bending Congolese and Tanzanian tracks recorded in Nairobi, Kenya Special sees Soundway yet again taking the less trodden path. Many of the tracks featured here are peppered with innovation and experimentation highlighting how diverse the music scene in Kenya was at the time. Painstakingly compiled, assembled and researched over two years by a team of five people from five countries (Kenya included), Kenya Special is a collection that looks beyond the mainstream and brings new life and recognition to some little known gems and forgotten classics of Kenya's past.