Misiani was true to benga to the end

The late D.O. Misiani of Shirati Jazz on one of his album covers. Photo/FILE

What you need to know:

  • D.O Misiani was the quintessential protest singer and his legacy is incomplete without the story of his witty, often brave songs that never shied away from the major political and social issues of the day.
  • Misiani frequently used the analogy of animals to make pointed commentaries on the social and political state of the country, especially during times of national crisis.

The death of singer and guitarist D.O Misiani in 2006 brought to an end a remarkable career that put Kenya’s most popular music genre on the world map.

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