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  • blog November 3, 2015

    Behind the Scenes: Owiny Sigoma Band in Kenya

    Owiny Sigoma Band is a prolonged collaboration between pop musicians from the U.K. and traditional musicians from Kenya: Louis and Jesse Hackett, Tom Skinner from England  and Joseph Nyamungu and Charles Owoko, masters of traditional Luo instruments, the nyatiti harp and the … Read more »

  • review August 19, 2015


    Owiny Sigoma already had a great story, but their new album adds a whole new layer. Born out of a British-Kenyan cross-cultural exchange in 2009, the group released the outstanding album Power Punch in 2013, an Afro-futurist mixture of traditional Luo instrumentation … Read more »

  • blog May 27, 2015

    Owiny Sigoma Band Unleashes “Changaa Attack”

    It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything from the Owiny Sigoma band. Beside a brief (and absolutely killer) boiler-room performance, the band has been silent since 2013’s Power Punch. If you don’t remember that album (or never heard it in … Read more »

  • video July 24, 2013

    Owiny Sigoma Band-Behind the Scenes Boiler Room x Brownswood Basement Session

    One of our favorite new collaboration projects, Owiny Sigoma Band, is back in London after their European tour supporting Atoms For Peace. They stopped by Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Basement for a special session for Boiler Room. It looks, and sounds, super hot! Watch … Read more »

  • review June 11, 2013

    Power Punch

    The Owiny Sigoma Band is an evolving collaboration between two Kenyan musicians, masters of the traditional music of the Luo people of Western Kenya—Joseph Nyamungu (nyatiti, vocals) and Charles Owoko (percussion)—and five British musicians—Jesse Hackett (keys), Louis Hackett (bass), Sam … Read more »

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