Peter Akwabi

Group Information

Author of over 250 sings, Peter Akwabi started playing the guitar in 1956, although earlier as children they used to play similar homemade instruments. Since 1960s, he “hasn’t stopped doing the same”. We recorded the following six songs from Akwabi’s repertoire: “Tabu za Risafu”; “Lusafina”; “Uchukuzi wa Sasa”; “Vipusa Shuleni”; “Maisha ya Mjini” and “Kifo cha Mukabi”. Akwabi plays with his trio – nephew Muhammed Akwabi on the Fanta bottle and on the eng’omadrum, and his brother Sylvanus Anyangu on the second guitar and other bottle (ichupa).

Recording Information

Audio recorded and mixed by Steve 64 Kivutia. Camera operators Patrick ‘Sapat’ Ondiek / Martin ‘Drix’ Muyeshi / Edited by Patrick ‘Sapat’ Ondiek