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by Mwenda Jean Bosco

The best-known (and perhaps finest) African guitarist of his generation, Jean-Bosco Mwenda spearheaded the development of a new kind of popular town music characterized by syncopated, finger-style acoustic guitar. In his heyday -- 1952-62 -- he recorded some 150 titles which sold all over Africa. These records eventually came to the attention of American musicians like Pete Seeger, who brought Mwenda to Newport; Happy Traum, who transcribed "Masanga" (heard here) in one of his popular guitar tutorials; and saxophonist Marion Brown, who arranged several of his songs for jazz ensemble. This is the first full-length release by Mwenda to be issued in the U.S

Mwenda wa Bayeke has 10 tracks: WinMedia 1 Pension 05:08 2 Bombalaka 05:50 3 Bayeke 04:43 4 Tambala Moja 04:28 5 Mbele Ya Kuina 04:45 6 Safari Ya Mupenzi 04:35 7 Kuimba Ni Mawazo 04:28 8 Pole Pole Ya Kuina 03:13 9 Watoto Wawili 04.11 10 Masanga 03:33