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Extra Golden

  • Hera Ma Nomo [Thrill Jockey, 2007] **
  • Thank You Very Quickly [Thrill Jockey, 2009] ***

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Hera Ma Nomo [Thrill Jockey, 2007]
From Chicago and/or Kenya, Afro-fusion where the white ethnomusicologist guitarist sounds more idiomatic than the black African trap drummer--and the lyrics are better in Luo ("Hera Ma Noma," "Obama"). **

Thank You Very Quickly [Thrill Jockey, 2009]
Kenyan-American quartet's inner jam band generates discernible jam ("Gimakiny Akia," "Piny Yore Yore"). ***