Sunday, February 21, 2010

Kiriro by Daddy Owen Ft Kerah & Allan Aaron

I am not a big fan of Kenyan popular music. My music players are usually full of African music, mainly West and Central African, but not Kenyan.

But once in a while, there is a Kenyan song that touches me. Like this one called Kiriro, by Daddy Owen Ft Kerah & Allan Aaron. These guys have talent and it's an inspiring gospel song that makes me feel very good and happy - every single time I listen to it.



You see, these guys are really blessed, so let's praise the Lord!

Daddy Owen is credited with giving gospel music a new touch by introducing Kapungala, a mixture of Kapuka and Lingala. His new video, Tobina (which means 'dance'), will be launched very soon.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your post and for the link to the Kiriro video. The song is so powerful and the video done well. I just want to add a small correction to your post: Tobina just launched only a couple days ago on Kenyan TV stations. Daddy Owen is doing an online launch this week I believe for the new video, but the link you have is not one Papa Fololo released (it is just a collabo of past videos set to the Tobina track). So perhaps you could consider updating your link when the real video is uploaded online because I would like to see the latest video? Again, thanks for your post.

Rafiki said...

@ Anonymous: Thanks for that correction! I have removed the link. Let me know when the real video is being launched.

kellie said...

If I'm not wrong, this song is an adaptation of a song from 'Nyimbo Cia Kiroho' ('Hymns for the soul' or something like that), a popular songbook with the PCEA and old school Pentecostal churches in Central and Eastern Kenya.

Interesting remix.

Kimzal said...

Song poa sana and the video is awesome too, shot in L.Elementaita. But some of my buddies have a problem pronouncing Allan Aaron. They are like Arran Alon..hehehehe! Quite an uplifting tune nevertheless!

MainaT said...

Thanks RK. I also like Allan Aaron wi muthiru ( you are holy). Akorino are nrmally good singers, and its good to see them take it to the next level...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBBI4UD79dE&feature=related

Anonymous said...

Rafiki, the link for the Kupe De Kalle (Tobina) link is up and I attached it here for you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrC9XzX5PFs

Asante for the correction :)

Koronya Mwambia said...

What you said about Kenyan pop is true. Due to the large amount of crap that emanates from the industry I tend to shut all chances that I might hear any of it. I then load up on Mali, Guinea , Vintage Congo and Juju and most importantly Nairobi/Dar 70's rhumba. The downside of this massive padding is when the rare original recording comes from pop Nairobi I'm too busy catching up with '69 Vercky's to notice. I was hoping after 15 years of half assedness Nairobi would wake up to creativity but instead mediocre has been adopted as standard. Thank you for this post I'll look up these guys 2 see what else they have to offer.
O and my twin bro is a rapper in Nai if you see him boo him off the stage.

joel said...

i love this one too, very melodic and well done