Label: Serengeti - SER 131 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: Kenya • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: African
Issa was a Tanzanian musician who made his voice heard in Kenya singing Swahili rhumba music. His band was one of a number of Wanyika bands that featured members born in Tanzania who made their mark on the Kenyan music scene. These groups dominated the Nairobi nightclub scene Aquila Suite - Aqua Vitae - Poseidons Water Of Life - Scorpions - Scorpions recording industry during the s.
Issa started out playing in his native Tanzania before moving to Uganda to sing in groups performing in Tanzanian, Congolese and Ugandan styles. In the late s Issa moved to Nairobi to pursue his music Mwanaidi - Issa Juma & Super Mangika Stars* - Bwana Musa . He joined a number of Wanyika bands who were popular at the time.
He quickly rose to the attention of producers and audiences everywhere. His distinct, raspy voice was the perfect match for Swahili rhumba music and he became one of the most highly regarded vocalists in the East African music scene.
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