Eric Wainaina - Twende Twende

2008-09-03 17:34
Actually, listening to anything by Eric Wainaina, it comes as no surprise that he has won a KORA and 3 Kisma awards and been nominated for a U.K Music of Black Origin Award.

Always the one for social commentary and speaking out about injustice in Africa, Wainaina's lyrics are honest, frank and universal. While "Who is to blame" speaks about Moi’s repressive government and the Kenyan experience it could easily be a song about South Africa's history of oppression.
The makers of the movie The Constant Gardner lost out on a beautiful melody by not accepting "Far from home" as the theme song. His smooth vocal rests easily on the sound of the 8-stringed traditional instrument he learned to play for the song.

"Fungeni Mach" plays with a more youthful flavour by featuring Kenyan hip-hop crew MC Kah. There's also something for the slightly more mature crowd, with Zimbabwean jazz legend Oliver Mtukudzi stealing the show on title track "Twnde Twende".

- Jozi_87

Twende Twende, the ninth album from the celebrated Kenyan singer-songwriter showcases that familiar fusion of East African guitars, contemporary Western harmonies and Kenyan Benga rhythms that he has become known for.

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