I particularly liked Webaba by Culoe de Song, featuring Busi Mhlongo. An unusual house track with stirring strings and whirling vocal loops that run along a tight click-clack beat.
John Wizards and Owiny Sigoma Band are playing today in London at the Camden Jazz Cafe. Both bands share a broad sound of global influences, mixing traditional folk, afro-beat and Western electronica. Owiny Sigoma Band, signed to Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings, are a London based band born from a music exchange between the UK and Kenya. The trip led to collaborations with Joseph Nyamungu and Charles Owoko, Nyatiti and Luo folk musicians, and a four track EP that found its way to Peterson.