GEORGE MUKABI - s/t cassette
"New cassette version of Kenya’s greatest guitarist! George Mukabi is a mythic figure across East Africa, known for his incredible fingerstyle guitar and hard living. Mukabi invented a solo technique in which melody, rhythm and bass lines all merged in two hands on one guitar. Combined with his gentle raspy voice, wood and glass percussion, and the harmonies of his companion Jack Malenya, he created a sweet and thriving “omutibo” music that belied his tough reputation and untimely death. An imposing man who was both respected and feared, he sang of the tumults of marriage, morality and life in Kenya on the cusp of independence. He sold hundreds of thousands of records in East and Central Africa before his murder in 1963, leaving behind just a few dozen beautiful songs and a complicated legacy."
Cassette version includes several additional songs that do not appear on the LP, and download cards for digital versions of the music, album art and liner notes. 1 hour running time.