Les Wanyika band members back together to mark 32nd anniversary

Anthony Omuya | NATION
Members of the Orchestre Les Wanyika in Nairobi. They are (from left) Sijali Zuwa ‘Usikajali,’ Alfani Toni Malanga, Rashidi Juma (band leader) and Joseph Justy ‘Yellowman.’

What you need to know:

  • The reunion comes 10 years after the death of their original band leader Johnny Ngereza

Their fusion of rhumba music with Swahili lyrics used to be extremely popular and was widely listened to on radio, vinyl records and cassettes in East Africa.


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