1. New recording for 2017

    November 23, 2016 by mkanyia

    It’s been a little while since we posted on the site. We have been busy recording at Ketebul Music studios in Nairobi, …
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  2. Mulatu Astatke promotes East African music

    April 24, 2015 by mkanyia

    We recently had the honour of playing with Mulatu Astatke, the Kind of Ethio Jazz, at his club (The African …
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  3. Tour in Ethiopia March and April 2015

    March 22, 2015 by mkanyia

    Leo Mkanyia and the Swahili Blues Band are in Ethiopia performing at the African Jazz Village in Addis Ababa every weekend …
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  4. Nairobi gig, 23 April 2015

    March 22, 2015 by mkanyia

    Leo Mkanyia and the Swahili Blues Band will be playing in Choices in Nairobi on 23 April as part of an …
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  5. Sauti za Busara

    March 22, 2015 by mkanyia

    I played at the 2015 Sauti za Busara festival ‘Together as One’ in Zanzibar last month. It was a fantastic …
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  6. Che Maria Video

    March 22, 2015 by mkanyia

    Hi all, New video for Che Maria, filmed in Dar es Salaam:

  7. New York Times article

    May 21, 2014 by mkanyia

    Great article in New York Times about Dar music scene from Feb, me included. Read it here       …
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Leo Mkanyia and the Swahili Blues Band play every Friday night in the Serena Hotel restaurant in Dar es Salaam 7-10 pm. Watch the blog posts for other gigs.