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Catalogue                 Group                                                 A side/B side                                                                  Year

Number

SONYA 02            Orch Shika Shika                       Mary Pts 1 & 2


SONYA 5              Lovy Longomba                         Rudi Nyumbani Pts 1 & 2


SONYA 6              Orch Super Nuzi                        Yusufu Baba Pts 1 & 2


SONYA 7              Dar'ejo Stars                             Mawazo Pts 1 & 2


Jimmy Moni Mambo’s band has been heavily researched by fans, so it was surprising when another line of inquiry opened up with the appearance of this single on Ebay in March 2009. The label gives little away about its provenance, but presumably somewhere there is at least a SONYA 01 and it’s entirely likely it is by Shika Shika.


To read the history of Orch Shika Shika, go to www.muzikifan.com/shika.html which has a detailed account of Congolese bands in Kenya.


The label-hopping expatriates also cut records for numerous other labels. Go to the Bands Index for a full list.


Sofiane of Groovy Record in Paris supplied details of SONYA 7 in March 2011 and SONYA 5 the following month, and Pauly Becquart in Tanzania sent in information on SONYA 6 in NOvember 2012.

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