Mwenda Wa Bayeke


Mwenda Wa Bayeke by Rounder Records at Your Free Album. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. 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 t


Mwenda Wa Bayeke by Rounder Records
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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.

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Manufacturer:
Rounder Records
Category:
Congo
Release Date:
2008-11-08
UPC:
011661506121
Artist:
John Bosco Mwenda
Publisher:
Rounder Records
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.16 pounds
Item Size:
5.5 x 0.5 x 5.5 inches
Package Weight:
0.18 pounds
Package Size:
4.97 x 0.54 x 5.55 inches

 


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