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Catalogue       Group                                                       A side/B side                                                        Year

Number

SKA 003       Orch Bana Ekanga                        Haraka Haina Baraka Pts 1 & 2


SKA 004       Orch Bana Ekanga                        Auma Pts 1 & 2



Nothing is quite what it seems with this label. The name suggests Orch Shika Shika yet both singles are by Orch Bana Ekanga, who also recorded for ASL in the early 1980s.


There is the little matter of language on SKA 003. The label says this single is in Lingala yet Haraka Haina Baraka, the song title, is one of the most well-known Swahili proverbs. It translates literally as “haste has no blessing”, roughly equivalent to the English ‘haste makes waste’.


For a very long time SKA 003 was the only entry for this label, so many thanks to Alan Wheeler for supplying details of SKA 004 in April 2014.

EDITION SHIKA-SHIKA