Various Artists - Colonial Dance Bands 1950 and 1952 (Kenya, Tanganyika, Portugese East Africa, Northern Rhodesia, Belgian Congo)
This album presents a variety of African bands playing dance music during the colonial period. Recorded in the British colonies of Kenya, Tanganyika and Northern Rhodesia, Portuguese East Africa, and Belgian Congo. Some bands were professional outfits playing to Europeans, mostly in hotels, others were enthusiastic amateurs. Each and every one was a pioneer in their way, and deserve tremendous respect for that alone.