Ret-RAW Saturdays: Orchestra Super Mazembe – Shauri Yako


“Shauri Yako” was originally performed by Nguashi Ntimbo and Festival Du Zaire, but it was made an international hit in the 80’s by Orchestra Super Mazembe, a then Kenya based band with roots in Zaire’s (now the DRC) Super Vox band. The Lingala (Soukous) music outfit, refixed the song in such a way that its sound did not stray far from the original version but at the same time they managed to make it a bit more of a dancefloor number. The 10 minute long classic has been performed by several other musicians in different languages and styles but for the obvious we chose to feature the Orchestra Super Mazembe version for our Ret-RAW Saturdays entry.

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