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

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

Then there is the little matter of language. 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’.