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Various Artists

Don't Sleep: Omutibo From Rural Kenya

MRP-112
Release Notes
  • 8-page full color booklet featuring interviews, photographs, and lyrics in English and Luhya
  • Co-released by Raw Music International and Olvido Records

A compilation of uniquely Kenyan acoustic guitar songs, recorded in the homes and yards of Luhya musicians. In 2016, Cyrus Moussavi set out to learn the origins of Omutibo, a playing style invented by George Mukabi and adapted by his neighbors in a region that proved to be truly fertile for guitarists. These are the songs and stories of a golden era Kenya on the brink of independence, beautifully resurrected by the songwriters themselves over 50 years later.

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