One of the benefits of this noble profession is the occasional opportunity to travel and see the world and for me, these opportunities have come my way severally. Going around Africa and meeting different people and indulging in their culture has always left an indelible mark in my life. Culture encompasses many things–the food, the art, the languages, the conversations and of course the music. I have experienced this in Africa and their no where else I would rather be.
I have very fond memories of the places I have visited and I reminisce through the music that I have collected from these places. As a result, I have a sizeable collection of African music. One of the things that I have always wanted to do is to share friends. Here is that attempt.
Welcome to Ngoma, a musical journey across Africa curated by yours truly Msanii Kimani wa Wanjiru. In this edition, we get gems from the Democratic Republic of Congo, a memorable combination of two superstars– Koffi Olomide “Mopao” and Papa Wemba. Then we cross over to Cote d’Ivoire with that number Premier Gaou by Magic System.
There are nice tunes from Kenya– Yunasi, Cameroon and South Africa. Enjoy.