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Two subsidiaries of AIT that primarily concentrated on releasing the music of Tanzanian artists such as Western Jazz Band for the Kenyan market.

What prompted the name switch from Africa to Africa79 isn’t known, though it must have taken the label designer several seconds to effect the change. One clue, perhaps, is that every 7in that I have encountered on Africa79 has been licensed from a single source: Tanzanian Music Promoters.

Moto Moto, another AIT label, also concentrated on Tanzanian music, though the reasons for having two operations doing much the same thing are unclear.

Details of THL 1 at the end of the listing were supplied by Michiel von Ooosterhuit. It is unclear whether this Luganda-language single is from the same AIT company as others in the listing are on a different label with the same name.


AFR 7-6          L'Orchestra National                    Selela/Mwelema Na National                            1973

AFR 7-9          L'Orchestra National                    Dada Namna Gani/Marcelina                            1973

AFR 7-10        L'Orchestra National                    Namtafuta Mama/Tumependana Nawe              1973

AFR 7-14        Super Mambo Jazz '69                 Baninga Na Kinshasa/Nasalaki Nini                   1973

AFR 7-15        Super Mambo Jazz '69                Mokakosuwa/Elombe Medard                            1973

AFR 7-16        Tropics National                          Uhalifu/Mpendwa Ngala                                    1973

AFR 7-20        Kange Brothers                           Olympic 72/Shida Za Dunia                              1973

AFR 7-21        Mkendo Jazz                               Shemeji/Mke Mwenzangu                                 1973

AFR 7-22        Mkendo Jazz                               Chausika/Mariamu                                           1973

AFR 7-23        Mkendo Jazz                                Amina/Hakika                                                1973

AFR 7-30        L'Orchestra National                    Lina Nakukanya/Mpenzi Wa Maisha                   1973

AFR 7-31        Atomic Jazz Band                        Mapenzi Ya Matatizo/Kifo Cha Ngala                  1973

AFR 7-32       Western Jazz Band                        Wenzangu Nawauliza/Rosa                              1973

AFR 7-33       Western Jazz Band                        Kubadili Dini/Vigelegele                                   1973

                     (credited to Shamba Ramadhani

                      and Western Jazz Band)

AFR 7-36       Python Mas & Zaire Success           Sofia Motema/Mado                                         1973

AFR 7-37       Zaire Succes                                 Selina/Manjosa No 1                                        1973

AFR 7-40       Zaire Succes                                 Fatuma/Olobaka Lobaka                                   1973

AFR 7-46        Scarlet Band 3rd Kenya Rifles        Salamu Viongozi/Mama Wakambo                    1973

AFR 7-47        Orch Boma Liwanza                      Ma Bibi/Mary Akinyi                                         1973

AFR 7-48        Orch Boma Liwanza                      Zala Serieux Pts 1 & 2                                      1973

AFR 7-53        Super Mambo Jazz '69                  Wafanyi Kazi V.O.K./Tufurahi Weekend             1974

AFR 7-900      Western Jazz Band                       Amina Maliza Masomo/Balaa Limeni Andama      1974

AFR 7-901      Western Jazz Band                       Mke Mlevi/Aza                                                  1974

AFR 7-903      Western Jazz Band                       Asante/Pokea Salaam                                        1974

AFR 7-904      Western Jazz Band                       Baibui Mkononi/Mwali                                        1974

AFR 7-905      Western Jazz Band                       Shemeji/Mpenzi Rukia                                       1974

AFR 7-906      Western Jazz Band                       Eliza Mpenzi/Usiamini Binadamu                         1974

AFR 7-907      Western Jazz Band                       A: Nashindwa Na Tabia Yako                              1974

                                                                       B: Simuachi Mpenzi Wangu

AFR 7-912      Orch Sola TV                                Tucheze Asita/Mama Musa                                 1975

AFR 7-920      Eagles Band                                 Sitasahau 75/Rehema No 2                                1975

AFR 7-922      Youth Choir of East Africa              Upendo Wa Yesu/Ulimwengu Wa Ajabu               1976

AFR 7-923      Youth Choir of East Africa              Kazaliwa Mtoto Yesu/Mungu Wa Pekee                1976

AFR 7-999      J Mwale & The Ken Cheeters          Eliza Wangu/Dunia Miviringo                              1976

AFR 7-1000    J Mwale & The Ken Cheeters          Rabeka Wanisumbua No 2/Kuwaza Sera No 2      1976

AFR 7-1002    Butiama Jazz Band                       Shangazi Shangazi/Kila Siku Silali                       1976

AFR 7-1003    Butiama Jazz Band                       Rebeca/Rose Mpenzi                                          1976

AFR 7-1004    Butiama Jazz Band                       Mwayango Mwayango/Nilikuya Nikuone               1976

AFR 7-1005    Vuria Mwangeka Brothers             Nyodora Kishiki/Pesa Reka Ndoenyi                    1976

AFR 1021       Vuria Mwangeka Bros                   Vora Niku Mlungu/?

AFR 1024       Hafusa Abasi, Slim Ali &

                     the Kikulacho Yahoos Band           Hayeshi Mawazo/Sina Raha                                 1978


AFR 2002       Orch Dar International                  Rafiki Sina Pts 1 & 2

AFR 2003       Urafiki Jazz Band                          Kosa La Nani Pts 1 & 2

AFR 2004       A side: Vijana Jazz Band               Sellata

                     B side: Orch Dar International       Betty

AFR 2006       Orch Dar International                  Vicky Pts 1 & 2

AFR 2007       Vijana Jazz Band                           Masido Pts 1 & 2

THL 1            Christopher Sebadduka                  Oluwala Olunyunyon/Lulina Amattire                   1977

Catalogue       Group                                                       A side/B side                                                               Year