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Shirati Jazz


Contrary to the actual name suggests, Shirati Jazz isn’t a jazz music group, but instead among the best-known benga outfits in Kenya. Founded by D.O. (Daniel Owen) Misiani, Shirati Jazz adapts the rhythms and noises of the original nyatiti and orutu to a power lineup. Their lyrics function in the original praise song custom, providing support, encouragement, and flattery to listeners. Through the 1970s, Shirati Jazz had been moving a lot more than 20,000 singles per month in Kenya; while they’re less explosively well-known now than after that, they’re still energetic as a residence music group in Nairobi.

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Music Songs Giko Piny, Simaya Chunye Oketo, Kiseru, Christina Jaber, Dr Binol, Safari ya Garissa, John Otieno, Mary Pt 1, Mary Pt 2, Wuoro Monono, Sheroline, Rose Yo Mpenzi, Mary Yar Alego, Everline Atieno, Rose Odhiala, Ngeruok Joshirati Pt 2, Beatrice #4, Ngeruok Joshirati Pt 1, Tabu Ya Kericho, John Siye, Augustin Opiyo, Chalre Achala, Okoth Fundi, Safari Ya Tanzania, Joshirati Misiani, Honourable Horace Owiti Ongili, Okoth Atari, Dr. J. Abuya, Agnes Nyashirati, Augustin Opiyo Ochino, Meg Nyangi, Wang'ni To Iringo
Albums Benga Beat, The King Of History - Classic 1970s Benga Beats From Kenya

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