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Catalogue       Group                                          A side/B side                                                        Year

Number

BOMAS 1     Bomas of Kenya                   Karibuni Wana wa Africa (OAU)/Hongera Mwenye Kiti (Moi)


BOMAS 2     Bomas of Kenya                   Raha Leo/Amani Umoja Mapenzi (Nyayo)


BKO 002      Bomas of Kenya                   Shukrani Baba Moi Pts 1 & 2



BOMAS/BOMAS OF KENYA

At first glance BOMAS 1 looks like a souvenir from the Bomas of Kenya, a tourist-oriented showcase for traditional dancing and music, but the title dates it to 1981 when the OAU held its 18th summit meeting in Nairobi, a conference at which Kenya’s then president, Daniel Arap Moi, was elected chairman of the OAU. The two singles with BOMAS prefixes were released by AIT.


In 2015 Fredrik Lavik of the Afro7 website alerted me to BKO 002, which is another Moi praise song – the title translates as  “Thank You Father Moi” – but this time on a Polygram label.