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Kenge Kenge’s Obama For Change

Via World Music Network comes this song by Kenyan band Kenge Kenge, their humble tribute to Kenya's current favorite son of the diaspora. Song in both Luo and English, the music features the oruto, a single-stringed fiddle. Whether the lyrics do anything for you or not, it is undeniably mesmerizingly danceable. If Obama wins, Kenge Kenge really…
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Kawangware.

On Sunday I visited Kawangware, one of the biggest slums in Nairobi. By most estimates, about half a million people…

Captives

Mombasa, Kenya - I'm still being held captive by work here in this heavily-guarded resort for a few more days, so…

Going south.

Got my box of malarone in hand and my yellow fever vaccination in arm, so am off to Mombasa, Kenya, in a few days…