Owiny Sigoma Band – Changaa Attack

Changaa Attack (Changaa is a local homebrew, rumoured to contain Jet fuel) is taken from ‘Nyanza’ – the third album from the cross-cultural, cross generational, and boundary surpassing Owiny Sigoma Band. For their third offering, the band travelled to the Nyanza Province of Western Kenya – home of their two members Joseph Nyamungu and Charles Owoko – to explore the birthplace of Luo music. The album will be released later this year.

A complex, constantly evolving, musical relationship now in its fifth year, the project has seen the band producing music in both Kenya, for their self-titled 2009 album, and in London for 2012’s Power Punch LP. The group features Nyatiti master Joseph Nyamungu and Lou percussionist Charles Owoko, both from the Luo tribe of Western Kenya, as well as London-based musicians Tom Skinner (drums), Jesse Hackett (vox/keys) and Louis Hackett (bass). Read more here.

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