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Catalogue                 Group                                                 A side/B side                                                                  Year


USK 1                 Undugu Beat 75                        Salome/Msichana Ni Mzuri


This record turned up on German Ebay in January 2012 and it has an interesting story behind it.

In 1973 Father Arnold Grol, a Dutch Catholic missionary, set up the Undugu Society Kenya, one of the first NGOs working with street children in Africa. Its welfare programmes provided basic education and vocational training as well as recreational opportunities in the arts. The band Undugu Beat 75 grew out of these leisure activities and achieved considerable success, becoming popular enough to later record an LP for CBS.

Undugu Society Kenya continues to work with disadvantaged children in the country.