BEST KAMBA BENGA HITS TV
Benga music is Kenya's own, home grown, pop music style that developed in the mid-60s with Luo musicians from western Kenya and quickly spread to other parts of the country in locally distinct versions.
Across Kenya, benga is characterized by bright interlocking guitar parts, active bass lines and a pulsing kick-drum (after its introduction in the 1970s).
Lyrics in local languages and melodies reflecting local traditions give benga its regional flavors.
These differences tend to place a boundary around musicians' audiences. Though benga is the national style, benga musicians typically have few fans outside their particular linguistic and cultural groups.
Kakai Kilonzo is one of only a handful of benga artists to attract a broad following across Kenya.
He opened up his music to others outside his Kamba language and background by singing in Swahili which is widely understood throughout Kenya.
This channel presents some of the best Benga oldies ever