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Catalogue       Group                                          A side/B side                                                        Year


MAB 02        Ensemble Mabele                  Kiandomba Pts 1 & 2                          

MAB 08        Orch Baya Baya                    Mama Ndangi Pts 1 & 2                            1975

MAB 14        Orch Baya Baya                    Bulantulu Pts 1 & 2                                  1976

MAB 15        Orch Baya Baya                    Mpangi Pts 1 & 2                                     1976

EM 001        Orch Baya-Baya                   Sidangari Pts 1 & 2                                   1976

EM 002        Orch Baya Baya                    Nzoto Ya Teka Pts 1 & 2                           1976

EM 004        Orch Baya Baya                    Mpangi Pts 1 & 2                                      1977


Distributed by Melodica, this may have been a Kenyan version of a Congolese label as www.bolingo.org lists five other singles by the band released on the African label that were all licensed from Editions Mabele.

Other bands from the Congolese label that made it onto African include Orch Mabele, Orch Minzoto and Orch Tshang-Tshang. Whether these ever found a Kenyan release isn’t known. Nor is much about the bands.

Scan taken from Mwanasimba, Didier’s fine site where you can hone your Kiswahili too.