SOUNDWAY RELEASE PARTY // KENYA SPECIAL // MILES CLERET (UK)
fredag 7. juni 2013 kl. 21:00 på Turkish Delight
Soundway Records releases the KENYA SPECIAL Compilation,
and we brought in the big guns to celebrate..
Miles Cleret (UK / SOUNDWAY) the head of Soundway
will be spinnin some of his favorite African / Tropical vinyls
together with the two contributers to the KENYA SPEICAL comp,
collectors and DJs Rickard Masip (SE / RECORD MANIA / TROPICAL TREATS / RAW FUSION) & Fredrik Lavik (NO / AFRO7.NET / JAZZAGRESSION).
Tropical Discotheque // Afrodisco // Benga // Lingala // Soukous // Taarab // Afrobeat // Cumbia // Music from East and West Africa // West Indies and South America.
Having delved into the depths of obscure and rare recordings from Ghana and Nigeria, we now turn our attention to overlooked, until now, East Africa to produce 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.
This treasure-trove of rare and unusual recordings from East Africa is spread out over two CDs & one triple LP and is accompanied by detailed liner notes, original artwork and photographs in a deluxe package that Soundway Records has become renown for.