Owiny Sigoma Band Premiere 'Changaa Attack'
Stream London-Nairobi collective Owiny Sigoma Band's "Changaa Attack," a hypnotizing track named after the potent Kenyan homebrew.
London-Nairobi's Owiny Sigoma Band , a revolving collective formed by Western Kenyan musicians and UK artists, come through with "Changaa Attack," the new single off their forthcoming third album Nyanza . Recorded in percussionist Charles Owoko and nyatiti player Joseph Nyamungu 's home of Nyanza Province, Owiny Sigoma Band's new full-length LP seeks to explore the intricacies of Luo music.
The hypnotizing "Changaa Attack" — named after the potent Kenyan homebrew 'changaa' (which is rumored to contain jet fuel and also goes by 'Goodbye Mum') — offers a complex blend of modern bass and synthesizers with Luo-influenced rhythms. The single was recorded in Kisumu by Nyamungu, Owoko, keyboardist Jesse Hackett , bass player Louis Hackett, and drummer Tom Skinner . Stream our premiere of "Changaa Attack" below and look out for the track on Owiny Sigoma Bands upcoming Nyanza album, due August 28 from Gilles Peterson 's Brownswood Recordings .