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Owiyo, Suzzana / Mama Africa
Album:Mama Africa Collection:World
Artist:Owiyo, Suzzana Added:May 2004
Label:Arc Music Inc. 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-07-26 Pull Date:2004-09-26 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Sep 26Sep 19Sep 12Sep 5Aug 29Aug 15Aug 8Aug 1

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 22, 2015:9-22-2015
Minwa Mary, Ngoma
4.Sep 25, 2004:Storytime!
Kisumu 100
2.Nov 14, 2011:Lunch Special - Prof. Terry Winograd, Clare Bennett, Eric Ruth, Nan Zhang
Mama Africa
5.Sep 21, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian
3.Nov 30, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian
6.Sep 14, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian
Kisumu 100

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-06-17 
A singer/songwriter/guitarist from Kenya with a warm, rich voice, a great band, and a varied style. She’s been called “The Tracy Chapman of Kenya.” Mostly folk/pop but there are a few overdone dance tracks that I could do without.

*1. A bright and catchy little romp for vox/strings/perc.
2. Mid-tempo w/nice use of chorus/guitar/perc.
*3. Great vocal/percussion track (plus chorus). A more trad sound.
4. Slower, low-key folksy song in praise of African women.
5. Contemporary uptempo dance track.
*6. Strong vocals, guitars. Warm & relaxed.
7. Another upbeat dance track.
8. Midtempo vox/chorus/perc w/a a touch of funk.
*9. Sweet & light w/English lyrics. About her granny.
10. Vox/programming/chorus. A mid-tempo world anthem.
*11. Delicately swaying w/bright vocals/strings.
12. Dance mix version of #1. I like the first one better.

Track Listing
1.Kisumu 100 7.Suna Ka Ngeya
2.Wachna 8.Pole Pole
3.Ngoma 9.Masela
4.Mama Africa 10.Lek Ne Wounda
5.Sandore 11.Minwa Mary
6.Vyie 12.Kisumu 100 (Benga Mix)