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Originally released in 1991. Rocking rumba, butt-kicking benga, and other exuberant sounds of Nairobi in the 1970s and '80s, when that bustling metropolis was the Big Papaya for musicians from all around Central and East Africa, and bands such as the Maroon Commandos, Gabriel Omolo & His Apollo Komesha, and Les Wanyika jam-packed the clubs every night. "Kenya Dance Mania is full of sparkling guitars, lilting melodies, strident horns and homespun wisdom," The Observer observed. "Just try and resist such an irresistible, knock-down-dead groove," CMJ challenged. Includes tracks by Maroon Commandos, Gabriel Omolo & His Apollo Komesha, Les Wanyika, H.O. Kabaselleh, Wanyika Super Les Les, and Daniel Kamau.