"Ever since her childhood Ogoya Nengo, baptized Anastasia Oluoch in about 1940, would excite listeners around her village with her singing abilities. Very soon she had received her stage name "Ogoya Nengo" which in Dholuo (language) means: the most precious and expensive singer in the region. Her debut album "Rang'ala" (Honest Jon's) came out in 2014 and was recorded and produced by Sven Kacirek and Stefan Schneider at various spots around Rang'ala Village, Siaya County, Kenya. Now "OGOYA NENGO AND DODO WOMEN'S GROUP" release her second album "ON MANDE" on the new TAL imprint. "ON MANDE" presents a even richer instrumenation than its predecessor. We hear Nyatiti lute, Asili flute, Orutu strings and Box guitar (acoustic guitar) which are swiftly interwoven with fierce rhythms of Ohangla drums, various types of shakers and the scintillating vocal parts of Ogoya and the Dodo women choir. Dodo is a popular traditional female singing style of the Luo communities in the Siaya region, western Kenya. Men are welcome to support the singers on drums, stringed instruments and flutes." (label info) vinyl version comes with printed inner sleeve and download code
soon in stock - please pre-order | UK| 2016| TAL | 18.90

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