D.O. Misiani was Shirati Jazz … Shirati Jazz were D.O. Misiani: it was his band, he - in the nicest of ways - called
the shots and without him it simply would not have existed. Moreover without Daniel Owino a.k.a “Mwalimu” (teacher)
at the helm, benga, the energetic and hypnotically involving music of the Luo-speaking people of Kenya, would not be
where it is today. Misiani and Shirati were the first stars, their success set a standard that others could only follow.