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The Kershaw Sessions Remmy Ongala

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The Kershaw Sessions
Remmy Ongala Format: Audio CD

Ramadhani "Remmy" Mtoro Ongala (1947 – 13 December 2010) was a Tanzanian guitarist and singer. Ongala was born in Kindu near the Tanzanian border, in what was the Belgian Congo at the time, and now is the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

A rising musician since the 1980s, Remmy Ongala was part of the soukous scene (also known as "Congolese rumba"). In 1978 he travelled to Dar es Salaam where he joined Orchestra Makassy. Later with his own band, Orchestre Super Matimila (named after the businessman who owned the band's instruments), he helped to transmit the soukous style to the Tanzanian musical subculture often called Ubongo, the Swahili word for brain. This in turn contributed to the development of Tanzanian hip-hop, particularly in the city of Dar es Salaam during the 1990s.

The use of his music as a social instrument led him to address concerns in his hometown that entailed social issues including poverty, AIDS/HIV, urbanization and family life. Known as the Sauti ya Mnyonge (voice of the poor man), his fight was strong.

Track listing
1. Nasikitika
2 Nifanyanini
3 Dole
4 Uzingizi
5 Naruti Nyumbari
6 Bwana Mdogo
7 Niseme Nini
8 Tupendane
9 Kilio
10 Waseme Waseme
11 Maisha
12 Amisa

Item details

Band/artist(s):
Remmy Ongala
Condition:
Used
Genre:
World & international

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The Kershaw Sessions
Remmy Ongala Format: Audio CD

Ramadhani "Remmy" Mtoro Ongala (1947 – 13 December 2010) was a Tanzanian guitarist and singer. Ongala was born in Kindu near the Tanzanian border, in what was the Belgian Congo at the time, and now is the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

A rising musician since the 1980s, Remmy Ongala was part of the soukous scene (also known as "Congolese rumba"). In 1978 he travelled to Dar es Salaam where he joined Orchestra Makassy. Later with his own band, Orchestre Super Matimila (named after the businessman who owned the band's instruments), he helped to transmit the soukous style to the Tanzanian musical subculture often called Ubongo, the Swahili word for brain. This in turn contributed to the development of Tanzanian hip-hop, particularly in the city of Dar es Salaam during the 1990s.

The use of his music as a social instrument led him to address concerns in his hometown that entailed social issues including poverty, AIDS/HIV, urbanization and family life. Known as the Sauti ya Mnyonge (voice of the poor man), his fight was strong.

Track listing
1. Nasikitika
2 Nifanyanini
3 Dole
4 Uzingizi
5 Naruti Nyumbari
6 Bwana Mdogo
7 Niseme Nini
8 Tupendane
9 Kilio
10 Waseme Waseme
11 Maisha
12 Amisa

Band/artist(s):
Remmy Ongala
Condition:
Used
Genre:
World & international

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