Anwar Ali & Dave Owen - Mchanga Mweupe - CD EP
The ‘Mchanga Mweupe’ EP is the first collaborative release by Anwar Ali & Dave Owen. Steeped in Swahili and East African musical heritage, and underpinned by a British folk sensibility, Dave’s acoustic guitar complements Anwar’s oud, with the artists' shared passion and intensity producing a haunting and emotive sound.
The five tracks were recorded in Liverpool by Natham Kirkham, and was orignally released to coincide with Anwar & Dave's appearance at the 25th Anniversary Africa Oye Festival; the largest celebration of African music and culture in the UK in 2017.
The original 2017 issue, limited to just 100 signed and numbered copies, sold out quickly and a second edition was released in February 2019.
UK: Sent via Royal Mail Signed For 1st Class
Rest Of World: Sent via Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed
WATCH 'MALIAKA' HERE:
1. Suhuba Yadai
Recorded live, May 2017
Recorded and mixed by Natham Kirkham at Batcave Studios, Liverpool.
"The duo of Anwar Ali and Dave Owen and their laid-back romantic Swahili songs were the discovery of the weekend"
Jenny Lee Summers, BBC Radio Merseyside
"Resonates with a mix of the exotic and the familiar"
"A unique glimpse into the beautiful music of an East African culture"
"Demands your attention"