Owiny Sigoma Band have always been fascinated by the process of cross-cultural fertilisation.
Growing enamoured with the music and culture of Kenya's luo community, the London group accepted invitations from master Luo musicians Joseph Nyamungu and Charles Owoko, shipping themselves out to Africa to soak it up for themselves.
And soak it up they did. Imbibing semi-legal local beverages and taking part in impromptu soundclashes, the group were able to absorb luo culture in its own element - while adding something of their own to the mix.
New album 'Nyanza' is the result. Lead track 'Luo Land' is online now, and it's a strange fusion of Luo culture and the dexterous sounds of Owiny Sigoma Band.
Pounding, relentless percussion, chanted vocals and glistening production resound, with 'Luo Land' offering a heady fusion of old and new.
Check it out now.