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  • Box Set, Album Bundle

    Out of stock
    • Repress
    • 16-page silk screened magazine
    • Six track 12" with 6 high-quality original and edited tracks
    • Includes download code redeemable from the label

Newly formed publishing imprint FLEE debuts with the fascinating Benga Music (A signature genre from Kenya) book and LP document. Made up of a 12" LP featuring a mixture of original and edits and a stunning silk screen printed journal featuring the Kenyan timeless music genre Benga.

Conceived to document the Kenyan based benga scene, issue one acts as an audial tribute to the heritage of East African music. In the words of FLEE: "To make this initiative possible, we joined forces with celebrated Kenyan journalists, Ondiso Madete and Emmanuel Mwendwa, and collaborated with renowned international specialists such as Douglas Paterson. This great team work translated into a well-documented manuscript, with exciting articles, exclusive authentic photos of the era and creative present-day illustrations celebrating the genre. Accompanying the journal, the record tells a surprising story, starting with the pioneers of benga (Daniel Owino Misiani, George Ramogi and the Migori Superstars) and concluding with the modern respectful re-interpretations of Nik Weston, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, and Africaine 808, blowing the dust of the original scores."

The outcome is a fascinating insight into this scene and an essential purchase for all dancers and documenters digging the more house sided sounds of Ndagga Rhythm Force, Sahel Sounds, Awesome Tapes, Cargaa, Shangaan, Gqom! & Sublime Frequencies.

  1. 1 Otieno Owing Ramogi Daniel Owino Misani 0:21
  2. 2 Rapar Wuon Osimbo CK Jazz Band 0:23
  3. 3 Anyango Maggy Migori Superstars 0:21
  4. 4 Otieno Owing Ramogi (Nik Weston Mukatsuku & Rudy Midnight Machine edit) Daniel Owino Misani 0:20
  5. 5 Rapar Wuon Osimbo (Jaakko Eino Kalevi edit) CK Jazz Band 0:31
  6. 6 Anyango Maggy (Africaine 808 edit) Migori Superstars 0:16


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