Spotlight on Kenyan Music Vol​.​4

by Various Artists

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It is with much pride and enthusiasm that Alliance Française de Nairobi presents the 4th volume in the Spotlight on Kenyan Music series. A compilation of traditional music successfully arranged to contemporary rhythms, it keeps an authentically Kenyan charater. In its 4th year, Spotlight on Kenyan music has continued to broaden its net, reaching out to musicians across the country with the assistance of the Department of Culture's network of cultural offices. A record number of 231 musicians participated in the auditions this year. The four preliminary concerts in the Alliance Française garden stage showcased Kenya's musical diversity stretching from Lake Victoria through to the mountainous terrains of Central and Rift Valley provinces and from the arid zones of Eastern and North Eastern provinces down to the coastal belt of the Indian Ocean. The best of this musical journey are featured on this album.

Spotlight on Kenyan Music is a cultural cooperation programme initiated by the Alliance Française in 2005, with the support of the Embassy of France in Kenya and Total Kenya Ltd, and with the Department of Culture as partner. It aims at popularizing Kenyan afro-fusion music as to ensure the legacy of Kenya's musical traditions in a world where intangible heritage is increasingly at risk of being eroded.

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released January 1, 2008

Arranger/Producer, Keyboards: Jesse Bukindu
Guitars: Dave Otieno (1, 2 5-9, 11)
Christian Randrianampizafy (3)
Isaac Mugunda (4, 13)
Tommy Imani (10, 12)
Fadhili Itulya (9)
Samuel Juma - Koko band (7)
Bass: Sadi Kinyunda
Drums: Matthew Raballa (1, 4-11)
Percussion: Wycliffe Kaboge Chagalla
Tabla & Dholak: Prasad Velankar
Sax: Jama Tutu (1,3,4,8,13)
African Flute: Sammy Opere (6)
Orutu: George Achieng' (6)
Additional BGV's: Lydia Mwango, Warmaitha Wamurigu (9)


Executive Producer: Alliance Française de Nairobi
Consultant Producer: Tabu Osusa for Ketebul Music
Recorded, Engineered and Mixed by Jesse Bukindu at Ketebul Studios, Nairobi
All Photography:Christian Randrianampizafy
Except: Suzanna Owiyo by Mette Fryland
Sally Oyugi by Tara Dhamma
Design: Steve '64' Kivutia Ya64

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Track Name: Ben Kisinja & Chebin Band - Kiseete
Kiseete kipaa tuuka namalo
Kiseete kiseete kipaa tuuka namalo
Namaa nong'eet chorwa
Aweetii namalo namaa nong'eet chorwa
Kiseete Kipaa tuuka namalo
Kiseete, kiseete kipaa tuuka namalo Kiseete
Namaa nong'eet chorwa hee
Howaay namaa nong'eet chorwa
Track Name: Bismilahi Gargar - Aids Wadila
AIDS wadila dawana maloho

Abow ogow hoyo ogow wadila dawana maloho

AIDS wadila dawana maloho
AIDS wadila dawa maloho

Anaganhay chalayalow wahala dagala meyna
Anaganhay chalayalow wahala dagala meyna

Waxan ladagalameyna udurka uweyn adunka

AIDS ban ladagalameyna

Anabargoney aleylehoy rag hyo dumar inad dir yesha
Track Name: Suzanna Owiyo & Sali Oyugi - Makeba (Tribute)
Kazi yako nzuri ilienea Afrika
Kila pembe duniani kote
Hatuta sahau kamwe
Yale ulioyapigania
Mama

Niwe niwewe Mama Afrika
Umeacha pengo kubwa
Hatutakusahau daima
Makeba
Tutakuenzi milele
Hakuna kama wewe

Chorus
Ma,
Makeba
Mama Afrika
Mama Afrika

Sali

Wewe ndiwe nyota
Ya bara la Afrika
Wewe ndiwe mwangaza
Mama Makeba

Sasa nani awezae
Tuonyesha njia yakufwata
Sasa nani awezae
Zituliza mioyo zetu
Makeba

Chorus
Track Name: Katana Bin Kalama - Nilipata Mzungu
Minonapata muzugu
Muzungu hafa kasti

Nusu ni mwarabu
Na nusu ni muzungu

Mzungu muislamu
Muzungu mwenye imani

Kadima kugonya siku mbiri kabila
Kunipigira Simu nimanye nimuzima

Namupenda namulovu,
Mpezni namulaiki

Anipenday yukure Bin Kalama my love mpenzi
Anaishi London

Kifaransa namwamba
Chérie la jamais tres jolie
Track Name: Samuel Namatete - Endika
Nanu webendika yange, mundu mulala
karebebunga nanu webendika yange?
Nanu webendka yange endika yangabele mbia busa, nany webendika yange?
Nanu webendika yange abele kharunga namalata nanu webendika yange?

Nanu webendika yange noli nyange namwe chuma, nanu webendika yange?
Nanu webendika yange namatate kumoyo kusilila nanu webbendika yange?
Eee ndika wakiba, kabo musolelumuleyi, lifwara liewe, esuti fwana, yanjongo, esikara khumunua;kimikoko khumoni, musangafu nga like, khumurwafwana, khwa lupao, nalu mwenoyo afwana khana amaena
Nanu webendika yange abele injeta musafari, nanu webendika ange?

Nanu webendika yange abile injeta munjala nanu webendika yange?
Nanu webendika yange abele nachile khusoko
nanu webundika yanga abele nachile makia
yay nanu webendika yange?

Nan u webendika yanga namatete kumoyo kusilila nanu webendika yange?
nanu webendika yange endika yange bali
Naomi Nangllia, nanu webendika yange?
Nanu webendika yange endika yange bele
taksi, nanu webendika yange?
Nann webendika yange khwatimaka khwola muWebuye, nanu webendika yange?
Nanu webendika yange kimilili yosi khwareba, nanu webendika yange?
Nanu webendika yange khwatimaka khwola musikisia, nanu webendika yange?
Nanu webendika yange Akhaba Angirai
Khureba, nanu wenbendika yange?
Track Name: Wawo Band - Piny Koro Ogik Odhiambo
Na kinanda il, na kinanda indi
Kamanda ti ururi, Umbire ngwitaitire
Murata wakwa, wije-u-nkethie, na kinanda
Na kinand il, na kinanda indi
Ntirumaga nguka, nguku ni muthoni
Na kinanda il, na kinanda indi
Kunene kwa njogu, na kiana ni kimwe
Na kinanda i, na kinanda indi
Ukanthukiria ruru na iratu bia raba
Na kinanda il, na kinana indi
Kuthuka kwa muthumbi ruciaro no ruria
Iyiali ui mwiji ondumire na githungu
gokie mwalimu eje a gutethie
Ntuntuguru ya gamba ku mwiji
Uuu muriru uu mutaboiiii
Mwana o mukirindi ndakugwata matu, matu ja
mature, jakaribua jaturua, ee!
Kaumbuthu ngugukania tunyomba twa nchabanio ukuria muma ukurukiria, ee!
Kikarire kiratwire bwa gaiti bwa ruguru ni ku kiauma, ee!

Na kinada nakinanda kamanda ziurua
Unbiregwitaitire murata wakwa wije wkethie
Nakinsa ntiusiri ya katheru zikari mikirira
Murata wakwa wije wajethie
nakuwanda, Weiromaga najuku nguku ni
muthoni, Murata wakwa wije ukethinakinruja
Kunenea kwa ujogu kiana ni kuwuwe
Murata wakwa wije ukethirkankinandauk-
abthukiria ruru na iratu bia baba
Mupata wakaa wije ukethienakunanda
Kuthuka kwa muthombi ruciaro noruriaMurata
wakwa wije, Ukthie nakinanda, lyaiiai ui imwii ousumwire nakityong u gokie mwarimu eje
aguthire, Nuntugur yayamba kuu mwiji
Upapipagira ukaria ugita gokie nyakwe
akurumie kathure urie ugita, Ntuntuguru
yagamba kuu mwiji, Rasamba mroma yawebu
ya mwiji, lwo miruru iio mutabuindakugwata
watu watu jazimeture jakaribwa jatorwa
Kaumbutho nagukani zuyomba lwa ncabario ukuria muma ukurikiria, luu mwriru iwo mutbui
Track Name: Koko Band - Engolo
Niangazi Jua
Illini pate Kujua
Kwani mie niko gizani

Engolo indodolo ingishaino mendoroni
Eaua engolo walame
Indoiyo engare

Tarametatwa ingara
Tarametatwa ingishu
Tarametatwa indare
Tarametatwa ilunginak

Kanyoutarejo ndaikinang
Tuvuku mitoki aisidori

Engolo ilang'akaki
Ayil
Track Name: Walter Koga - Min Afrika
Lo lo lo lo .................Ea lolo
Ea mamaaa, Ea mamaaa, Ea mama Africa
Mama Africa hoye hoyee, Mama Africa hoye
hoyee

Saidia mama Africa
Heshimu mama Africa
Inuwa mama Africa
Tangaza mama Africa

Uzuri wake
Maringo yake
Umaridadi wake

Kama mama Africa hangekuwa
Hata sisi pia hatunge kuwa
Hata Arica pia haingekuwa

Mama Africa hoye hoyee, Mama Africa hoye hoye

When mama Africa
When mama Africa put on her cloth
African attire called kitenge
People are looking at her
They loving her they admiring
They go say smart lady
Jabber koruako rinda
Wang kwuomi tete
Jog giyi tete

Sala s ala mama Africa sala sala
Mele mele mama Africa mele mele
So honey yee... mele mele
Be happy mama Africa be happy
Rejoice rejoice mama Africa eh Rejoice
Shangilia shangilia shangilia mama Africa
Mele mele mele mele mele mele mele mele
So honey hoo

Mele mele mele mele mama Africa mele mele
Sala ala sala sala sala sala sala sala
Shangilia... Shangilia
Shangilia mama Africa shangilia
Track Name: Fadhili Itulya - Jawabu
Jawabu, jawabu
Jawabu tutapata wapi jawabu

Ubinafsi umetunyonga, ukorofi umentufunika
Ufisadi umetumeza, ukatili umetuanza
Jangwani, hewani mitaani
Janga, machozi, kilio
Shambani barbarani nyikani
Wapi hupati kilio

Jawabu Jawabu
Jawabu tutapata wapi jawabu

Ugonjwa yatulegeza, tamaa yatupofusha
Utumwa unatutesha, uchungu oande zote
Jangwani, hewani, mitaani
Jangq machozi kilio
Shambani barabarani nyikani
Wapi hupati kilio

Usimnyime mwenzio haki
Mnyonge usimdhihaki
Mwafrika mngwana bana
Track Name: Laurence Muthuri - Kinanda
Na kinanda ii, na kinanda indi
Kamanda ti ururi, Umbire ngwitaitire
Murata wakwa, wije-u-nkethie, na kinanda
Na kinanda ii, na kinanda indi
Ntirumaga nguku, nguku ni muthoni
Na kinanda ii, na kinanda indi
Kunene kwa njogu, na kiana ni kimwe
Na kinanda ii, na kinanda indi
Ukanthukiria ruru na iratu bia raba
Na kinanda ii, na kinanda indi
Kuthuka kwa muthumbi ruciaro no ruria
lyaii ui mwiji ondurmire na githungu
gokie mwalimu eje a gutethie
Ntuntuguru ya gamba ku mwiji
Ya gamba muromo o nchabu ya mwiji
Uuu muriru uuu mutaboiii
Mwana o mukirindi ndakugwata matu, matu ja
mature, jakaribua jaturua, ee!
Kaumbuthu ngugukania tunyomba twa
nchabanio ukuria muma ukurikiria, ee!
Kirarire kiratwire bwa gaiti bwa ruguru ni ku kiama, ee!

Na kinanda nakinanda kamanda ziurua
Unbiregwitaitire murata wakwa wije wkethie
Nakinsa ntiusiri ya katheri zikari mikirira
Murata wakwa wije wakethie
Nakuwanda, Weiromaga najuku nguku ni
muthoni, Murata wakwa wije ukethinakinruja
Kunenea kwa ujogu kiana ni kuwuwe
Murata wakwa wije ukethienakunanda
abthukiria ruru na iratu bia baba
kuthuka kwa muthombi ruciaro noruriaMurata
wakwa wije, Ukthie nakinanda, lyaiiai ui imwii
ousumire nakityong u gokie mwarimu eje
aguthure,Nuntugur yayamba kuu mwiji
yaychiba muromo ikkabu yw mwiji
Upapipagira ukaria ugita gokie nyakwe
akurumie kathure urie ugita , Ntuntguru
yagamba kuu mwiji, Rasamba mroma yawebu
ya mwiji, lwo miruru iio mutabuindakugwata
watu watu jazimenture jakaribwa jatorwa
Kaumbutho nagukani zuyomba lwa ncabirio
ukuria muma ukurikiria, luu mwiru iwo mutbui
Track Name: Shikilia Band - Ithukiisya
Ithukiisya, Nukulea sukulu
Ithukiisya, Nukulea sukulu

Inya waku, na ithe waku
Metinda maikulya kana mwa,
Wisoya sukulu undii, wisyoka sukulu indii
Mutua wenyu, Musyoka wenyu
Metinda maikulya kana mwa,
wisyoka sukulu indii, wisyoka sukulu indii
Naku wirenda kutwawa

Ati wienda kutwawa
Wienda kasee ena mbesa
Wienda kasee ena chapaa
Syoka sukulu eka kutwana
Syoka sukulu mwa kana we
Syoka sukulueka kutwana
Syoka sukulu mwa kana we

Mariamu, wankutegaemea
Wanakuangalia, wanakutazamia

Yande ka meru koni ni idhi sikul
Iparo ni gin ma gilal ! e Mariamu
Ichok kiparo ni ise pong
Ichok Kiparo ni inyalo wuok
Ichok kiparo ni inyalo ritori
Iki a ni ngima ni te
Iki a ni nyao ni te
Nitiere e buk, Mariamu

Mariama, wankutegamea
Wanakuangalia, wanakutazamia

Ithukiisya, Nukulea sukulu
Ithukiisya, Nukulea sukulu
Track Name: Joshua and Joseph Kesses - Katuiyo
Katuiyo katuiyo blik tugul,
Iman katuiyo
Katuiyo chebunu Mombasa
Tuiyechi Nairobi

Cherboto lagok katuiyo kogatkei
Kararan kotuitos biik tugul chebo Kenya

Katuiyo chebo Nyeri,
Katuiyo chebo Mombasa

Ak chebo Kericho koek kilt agenge,
Amun kilbo Kenya tugul

Kararan kokostindos chetupcho en emenyaan
Amun nenywon Kenya echek tugul

Kararan emenyon Kenya miten tulonok ak
Nyachoisiek,
Miten tiongiik chebo timbo

Chebwone kiprutoinik kogere koibwech rabinik