Monday, January 26, 2009

National Public Radio: 'Boys Choir Of Kenya Gets Recording Contract'; Audio Excerpts Heard

[Boys Choir of Kenya: Amerika Jambo; J. Muyale Inzai, Director; AMP Records AGCD 2085]

Yesterday AfriClassical posted: “African Musical Arts, Inc.: 'Obama's Kenyan choir signs deal'”. Today on Morning Edition, National Public Radio's senior national correspondent, Linda Wertheimer, gave a succinct account of the recording deal between the Boys Choir of Kenya and Universal Music, one of the “Big Four” firms in the global market for recorded music. Several brief excerpts of the Choir's singing can be heard in the story, which is 1 minute and 18 seconds long:

National Public Radio
Morning Edition
“January 26, 2009 · The Boys Choir of Kenya flew to Washington last week to perform at inauguration ceremonies honoring Barack Obama's Kenyan heritage. On the way home, while at London's Heathrow Airport, a music executive presented the group with a contract.” [The CD Boys Choir of Kenya: Amerika Jambo is available at

1 comment:

classicsandjazz said...

To hear more of The Kenyan Boys Choir forthcoming album plus watch some great videos you can visit their official website -