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Kenyan rap, often called Sheng after a specific dialect, occasionally slips into the American mode, but generally sticks to Swahili. Muthoni (The Drummer Queen) and Octopizzo are formidable in both languages, lunging and stalking over a smeary, funky-drummer, triphoppin’ groove, jazzed with psychedelic synthesizer stabs.

Some more music for your Monday. Check out the rest of "The Drummer Queen Who Runs Nairobi Dancefloors" by Vivien Goldman on NPR Music. -L
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    Kenyan rap, often called Sheng after a specific dialect, occasionally slips into the American mode, but generally sticks to Swahili. Muthoni (The Drummer Queen) and Octopizzo are formidable in both languages, lunging and stalking over a smeary, funky-drummer, triphoppin’ groove, jazzed with psychedelic synthesizer stabs.

    Some more music for your Monday. Check out the rest of "The Drummer Queen Who Runs Nairobi Dancefloors" by Vivien Goldman on NPR Music. -L

    Photo courtesy of the artist.  

  2. npr music

    Muthoni Ndonga

    hip hop

    rap