Juma Nature – Nini Chanzo?

Side A
Kighettoghetto
Sonia
Wimbi La Njaa (2001 Remix)
Jinsi Kijana
Tumepigika

Side B
Nini Chanzo
Juu Kwa Juu
Hili Game
Jinsi Kijana (Remix)
Haya we
Wimbi La Njaa (2000 Remix)

Harry from Manchester sent me a package of tapes from Dar-Es-Salaam recently with a note saying he hoped they reached me. Dear Harry: they reached me, and all three Tanzanian rap cassettes are pretty chill. THANKS.

So here’s some Tanzanian bongo flava from the early aughties, the debut recording from Juma Nature. If you’re into African rap, this is a pretty epic tape. Why do I love old school rap from Africa so much? Things have developed across the continent such that these tapes make me feel like I’m listening to Masta Ace or Rakim, kinda out-dated-sounding but so undeniably groundbreaking and jammin.

Awesome Tapes from Africa takes to the streets again soon:

25.11. NL Utrecht Le Guess Who Festival
26.11. NL Eindhoven STRP Festival
27.11. NL Amsterdam Rebel Up! Soundclash at Occii
30.11. DE Berlin Marie Antoinette (w/ MUNCH MUNCH)
02.12. DE Hamburg Golden Pudel Club (w/ BONGO DISCO)
03.12. UK Bristol Inbetween Time Festival (w/ MAHJONGG)
04.12. UK London Old Blue Last
05.12. UK Minehead All Tomorrow’s Parties
07.12. FI Tampere Telakka
08.12. FI Helsinki Club YK
09.12. FI Turku Bar Kuka
10.12. DK Copenhagen Global
11.12. DK Copenhagen Global

11 Comments

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Anonymousreply
November 14, 2010 at 12:36 am

Finally…you’re coming to Berlin (or maybe this time I noticed). Really looking forward to dancing to the tunes you’re going to play.

All the best,

Mzungu from Berlin

intransitreply
November 16, 2010 at 3:30 am

This one is awesome! Thanks!

Kojoreply
November 19, 2010 at 10:29 am

**UNCLE WHY IS YOUR SIDE BURNS SO BIG YOU CAN CORNROLL THEM? HIGH LIFE MIX TAPE**
LINK FOR DOWNLOAD:http://snd.sc/cQQ3Wr This Is my first set of my fav Highlife songs… some from Nkrumah times and most from the Burger-Highlife era….which was the time I was born and my parents where kinda hip and having alot of parties back when we were living in South East London. If you like what you hear or didn’t hear something you thought you would leave a comment…cas most likely I got it or can get it within a couple of hours. check out my blog where from time to time I post tracks tracks from time to time…….citizins.tumblr.com

ttvreply
November 20, 2010 at 10:12 am

Is this an International record?

Anonymousreply
November 27, 2010 at 1:11 am

Oh wow, thank you for some Juma Nature I haven’t heard before. This rocks!

Gehennareply
December 13, 2010 at 1:16 pm

The atp set was great :D

Anonymousreply
December 18, 2010 at 3:01 pm

what gemma said! could you post the atp setlist on your blog? there were so many great songs, i’d like to look them up.
all the best from belgium!

Anonymousreply
December 23, 2010 at 11:45 pm

Glad they made it!
Harry

Anonymousreply
January 15, 2011 at 5:08 pm

come play First Avenue in Minneapolis!

freemanreply
January 21, 2017 at 8:33 am

crazy

yohana mwakyusareply
March 24, 2019 at 11:50 am

nice

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