ISSA JUMA & SUPER WANYIKA

Cat# STCD3050

WORLD DEFEATS THE GRANDFATHERS

STERNS AFRICA


Released: 08 Mar 2010
Country: KENYA

Sterns TOP Veteran
Date/place on top
Jul 2012 - 9
Mar 2012 - 11
Dec 2011 - 10
Aug 2011 - 9
Feb 2011 - 10
Nov 2010 - 15
Aug 2010 - 4
Jul 2010 - 2
Jun 2010 - 2
May 2010 - 4
Apr 2010 - 1
Mar 2010 - 1
Feb 2010 - 7

Price: £12.95



This was the defining sound of Kenyan Swahili rumba in the late 70s and early 80s, and Issa Juma was a pivotal figure in both creating and giving it new directions. His powerful baritone voice was indisputably the best of the Wanyika clan and, constantly experimenting, his style could change with each producer and session. Carefully re-mastered, full-length recordings that include bona fide hits alongside rare, never-before-released tracks, this album is a long-overdue homage to a brilliant vocalist and band-leader, an innovative and accomplished musician who today is sadly missed.

"The style is cohesive, the effect utterly exhilarating" Rick Sanders fRoots

"Powerful and exciting" Martin Sinnock Songlines

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A longer taste..

Issa Juma & Super Wanyika Stars - "Barua (The Letter)" by Sterns Music

Track# / Song nametime 
01 Barua [The Letter] 08:34
02 Ma Eliza [Mama Elizabeth] 08:54
03 Mpita Nija [A Passer-By] 08:58
04 Maria 09:02
05 Mwanaidi 08:51
06 Si Mimi [It's Not Me] 08:43
07 Wacha Waseme [Let Them Talk] 08:53
08 Utalia Na Nani? [Who Will You 08:01
09 Mony [Monica] 09:32

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