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Catalogue             Group                                                                 A side/B side                                                Year

Number

WAR 001          Orch Vijana Jazz                                     Bujumbura Pts 1 & 2


WAR 002          Orch Vijana Jazz                                     Mary Maria Pts 1 & 2

Two recordings by one of the leading Tanzanian bands, Vijana Jazz. A great introduction to their music is the CD compiled by Doug Paterson, Vijana Jazz Band: The Koka Koka Sex Battalion (Stern’s, 2011).


Hemedi Maneti, the credited songwriter on both of these discs,  took over leadership of the group in 1982, so it is likely these recordings were released after that.


Many thanks to Fredrik Lavik of the afro7 website who posted details of these records on it in summer 2015.

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