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Celebrated worldwide as the father of Kenyan benga, D.O. Misiani remains a seminal figure in the history and evolution of East African music. Born Daniel Owino Misiani in Nyamagongo, Tanzania, on February 22, 1940, he was raised in a culture dominated by the Kenyan Luo tribe. A veteran of school and church choirs, as a teen he played percussion in a local acoustic group, but his first guitar was smashed into pieces by his devoutly Christian father. Misiani nevertheless pursued a... Read more

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