Sina Makossa! VINTAGE SOUKOUS from Soukous Stars!

[postlink]https://vionde.mpelembe.net/2009/11/sina-makossa-vintage-soukous-from.html[/postlink]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xQBdG4NUFYendofvid
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On this recording, Jonal sings (he sang with O.K. Jazz shortly before and after the death of Franco). Shiko Mawatu on guitar. Shiko told me the other night that his first professional guitar playing job was touring with...DOCTOR NICO! Wow!!

This video: In Kenya this song is known as "Sina Makossa." According to sources at Africambiance.org this tune was originally recorded by a Kenyan/Tanzanian group called Les Wanyika -- it can be purchased on a CD called 'Kenya Dance Mania', which has some other great East African music on it. Lokassa ya Mbongo does a nice job playing Professor Omari's original rhythm riffs from that recording, while lead guitarist Shiko Mawatu follows the lead of Les Wanyika guitarist Ngereza's original but brings a lot more skill to the playing. Listen to Shiko to hear what Ngereza really wanted to do.

You can follow discussions like this among the savants at africambiance.org. I'm grateful to "antony" and "adoyo" there for their insights on SINA MAKOSSA.
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