Owiny Sigoma Band unleash ‘Power Punch’ on Brownswood Recordings this April. The London/Nairobi-based the MOBO-nominated group continue to redefine universal, artistic exchange by incorporating elements of traditional Kenya Nyatitti and Luo music beside assorted UK sounds. ‘Power Punch’, as its title suggests, is a confident, radiant, album packed with languid, vivacious jams.
This time, Owiny Sigoma Band reverse the dynamic. The London cohorts invited Charles and Joseph to London and the environmental change is reflected in the music. ‘Power Punch’ retains the slinky groove of its predecessor, but is played with a greater intensity; east African sunshine sat beside London’s musical sundry.
Owiny Sigoma Band’s ‘Power Punch’ transforms the musical landscape, as south and east Africa continue to explore house and hip hop music. ‘Power Punch ‘ embraces the sound of East Africa, both new and old. The band has also announced their first show (OR FESTIVAL?) on African soil at Zanzibar’s Sauti Za Busara Festival.