COMPOSERS: Kenge Kenge
LABELS: World Music Network
PERFORMER: Kenge Kenge
CATALOGUE NO: INTRO 107CD
‘Neo-traditional’ is Kenge Kenge’s own accurate tag. Their first worldwide album uses the popular Kenyan Benga style, but on traditional instruments. Since Benga comes from old West Kenyan roots, the circle is completed.
The usual guitar riffs appear instead on fiddles and wind, and the opening invitation to dance sets a light-footed tone beneath its roaring vocal layers without compromising the headlong momentum.