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Owiney Sigoma Band - Doyoi Nyajo Nam / Jalako Onyoono Paka - out on Brownswood Recordings



Owiney Sigoma Band Doyoi Nyajo Nam
Owiney Sigoma Band - Doyoi Nyajo Nam / Jalako Onyoono Paka
(12"/Digital Single) Brownswood Recordings BWOOD046, 2010-08-22

In 2009, a handful of London-based musicians travelled to Nairobi in Kenya to collaborate with two local musicians: Joseph Nyamungo and Charles Okoko, who hail from a village up country called Owiny Sigoma. The workshop/rehearsals were a lot of fun and pretty fruitful so they set about finding a studio that could accomodate a 7-piece live band. The resulting four tracks made their way to Gilles Peterson who promptly signed the band to his Brownswood imprint and sent the boys back to Nairobi for another week-long recording session with Joseph, Charles and their extended musical family. The results are documented on the band's forthcoming album - a collection of gloriously hypnotic Afro grooves symbolic of the true culture clash between the Luo and London. A 12" featuring two tracks from the original session in Nairobi - 'Doyoi Nyajo Nam' b/w 'Jalako Onyoono Paka' - is out now (go bag it at the Brownswood Store and you get the MP3s for free!!!)

Owiney Sigoma Band Doyoi Nyajo Nam
Owiney Sigoma Band - Doyoi Nyajo Nam / Jalako Onyoono Paka
(12"/Digital Single) Brownswood Recordings BWOOD046, 2010-08-22

Owiny Sigoma Band - Doyoi Nyajo Nam by Brownswood

Owiny Sigoma Band - Jalako Onyoono Paka by Brownswood

Tracklisting :
01. Doyoi Nyajo Nam 8:52
02. Jalako Onyoono Paka 6:57

Note : The track Jalako Onyoono Paka is exclusive to this release

Links :
myspace.com/owinysigomaband
facebook.com/pages/Owiny-Sigoma-Band/177992858903902
brownswoodrecordings.com
brownswoodrecordings.greedbag.com/owiney-sigoma-band
facebook.com/pages/Brownswood/11482706394
myspace.com/brownswoodrecordings
soundcloud.com/brownswood
twitter.com/Brownswood
youtube.com/user/BrownswoodRecs

Band Members :
Jesse Hackett (keys)
Louis Hackett (bass)
Sam Lewis (guitar)
Chris Morphitis (bouzouki/guitar)
Tom Skinner (drums)

Note : Jesse Hackett plays keys for Gorillaz and Damon Albarn's Africa Express, he's best know as Elmore Judd (Honest Jon's/Above The Clouds)

Press Release :
In 2009, a handful of London-based musicians travelled to Nairobi in Kenya to collaborate with two local musicians: Joseph Nyamungo and Charles Okoko, who hail from a village up country called Owiny Sigoma. The workshop/rehearsals were a lot of fun and pretty fruitful so they set about finding a studio that could accomodate a 7-piece live band. The resulting four tracks made their way to Gilles Peterson who promptly signed the band to his Brownswood imprint and sent the boys back to Nairobi for another week-long recording session with Joseph, Charles and their extended musical family.

The traditional folkloric music of Kenya has not received the same global exposure as that of Nigeria, Ethiopia, South Africa or North Africa for example and one of the objectives of this project was to try and build on this. The band draw on a broad spectrum of African influences, from Fela Kuti and Tony Allen to the likes of Thomas Mapfumo and Oumou Sangare, but bar Jesse's participation with Damon Albarn's Africa Express, this was the first opportunity for Jesse Hackett (keys), Louis Hackett (bass), Sam Lewis (guitar), Chris Morphitis (bouzouki/guitar) and Tom Skinner (drums) to visit specifically for a musical project.

The results are documented on the band's forthcoming album - a collection of gloriously hypnotic Afro grooves symbolic of the true culture clash between the Luo and London. A 12" featuring two tracks from the original session in Nairobi - 'Doyoi Nyajo Nam' b/w 'Jalako Onyoono Paka' - is out now (go bag it at the Brownswood Store and you get the MP3s for free!!!)

Reviews :
"Put together by Africa Express man Jesse Hackett, this fascinating collaboration has been snapped up by Gilles Peterson's Brownswood imprint with plans for an album soon too. Combining two musicians from rural Kenya, Joseph Nyamungo & Charles Okoko, with a handful of visiting London players bearing drums, bass and bouzouki led to these two brilliant, coldly funky and very organic sounding Afrobeat tunes. "Doyoi Nyajo Nam" has a jazzy lilt, with a hypnotic beat fluttering underneath the vocals. It's all so tight that the merest tap of a snare sets your heart racing. "Jalako Onyoono Paka" is just as bright and mesmeric, charging in a straight line with a bass-led riff. This single really has us panting for a full album." (Source : Junodownload.com)
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