The genre-defying Owiny Sigoma Band are back with another taste of their electrifying sound.
Made up of three Londoners, brothers Louis and Jesse Hackett and school friend Tom Skinner, and two Kenyans, Joseph Nyamungu and Charles Owoko, the band release their third album, Nyanza on Friday.
“I Made You / You Made Me” sung by Jesse is a track inspired by the birth of his daughter. Stirred by hearing “purely happy” African popular music on the radio and taking early morning walks with gospel emanating from the churches Jesse challenged himself to write a joyous pop song.
It’s the third track from the group’s forthcoming album following the release of “Changaa Attack” and “Luo Land“. The group were invited to the Nyanza Province of Western Kenya, the Birthplace of Luo music, and homeland of Joseph and Charles, to record and craft the record closely with the roots of Owiny.