Getting music via the internet to share with your friends, as useful as it is for work or play, the human interaction of bringing a physical recording home has greater impact; add on the sentimental value of an unforgettable trip—priceless! The solution: simply update your passport. Other corners of the world like Kenya was one of the untapped musical hubs until a few musicians connected to Gilles Peterson migrated a few recordings with Joseph Nyamungo and Charles Okoko and brought them to London. A marathon of percussion from drums foreign to the western world are the norm for Charles and Joseph, it just took the curious nature of Peterson's Brownswood label to give them mass appeal.
Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings is distributing Owiney Sigonma Band on mp3 and vinyl here.