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. 

Read more about Dave & Anwar here


Mchanga Mweupe
2nd Edition
5 Track CD Digipak
From a limited edition of 100
£7.00 - BUY HERE

UK: Sent via Royal Mail Signed For 1st Class
Rest Of World: Sent via Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed



1. Suhuba Yadai
2. Yalaiti
3. Maliaka
4. Georgina
5. Sikuhizi

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"
Liverpool Acoustic

"Simply joyous!"
Bido Lito!

"A unique glimpse into the beautiful music of an East African culture"
Africa Oyé 

"Demands your attention"
Liverpool etc