Nyanza

31/07/15Owiny Sigoma Band Presents 3rd Album & Documentary

World Music pathfinder Gilles Peterson recently presented a new short film, documenting the recording of London-based and part-Kenyan Owiny Sigoma Band's upcoming third album project "Nyanza", to be released on Brownswood Recordings the end of August.

Five years in, London brothers Louis (bass) and Jesse Hackett (vox/keys) along with their school friend Tom Skinner (drums) originally got together with the two elderly, masterful Luo musicians Joseph Nyamungu (Nyatiti) and percussionist Charles Owoko (Nyidongue) to form this unique cross-cultural and cross-generational outfit. The film actually documents the first time the group has travelled to Joseph and Charles' small native village of Kisumu in Kenya to perform for the locals and gather for an all-night celebration. The trip also proved an invaluable source of field-recordings, which later served as the basis for "Nyanza".

Listen to a few tracks from the album on the band's Bandcamp page and watch the short documentary trailer below.

via ica.org.uk

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom