Friday, July 02, 2010

Fundi Konde - Marahaba

This is another of those tapes I bought in Tanzania in January 2009 which I have not gotten around to posting.  Fundi Konde was one of the oldest and best known of Kenyan musicians.  According to Wikipedia he entertained East African troops in World War II when they were working in Asia.  This recording must have been made a long time ago cause it sounds like it's almost from the 50s.  The quality of this recording is not amazing but it's lovely to hear the Swahili lyrics.

You can listen to more of the tapes I bought in Tanzania here.

Side A:

Side B:


icastico said...

Nice tape.

Richard said...


The link for A4 is wrong, should be (as you know): konde side a/4. Dumalangu.mp3

Anonymous said...

Hí Friend,
PlS,need your help. You know the name of this song and the the orchestra. remember has submitted in your blog some Arabic music. I wonder if the melody is Arabic.

thanks for your information.
Alexis Galeano Toro
U.S.A California

joe said...

Many thanks; the recording quality is not that great, but we've all heard worse. The music is sublime, and is my favorite of all the African cassettes you have posted.

escalante blogger said...

It should earn a lot of money :-)