The Mombasa Vikings - Kibe Kibe
Artist: The Mombasa Vikings
Title: Kibe Kibe
Speed: 45 RPM
**SPECIAL US ALLOTMENT** We've once again connected with one of the top labels on the reissue scene, Afro7 of Finland, to bring you an exclusive allotment of stock available in the US. Afro7 continues to dig deeper into the depths with their mind-blowing set of 45 reissues from Kenya. Their previous issues have been mainstays on the turntables as well as in the shopping carts here at IG. This next set is equally not to be missed.
From the shores of Nyali Beach, south of Mombassa City, came an incredible house band that provided the musical entertainment for the grand Mombassa Reef Hotel throughout the mid-70s. Out of this incredible atmosphere of course came a couple of heavy heavy recordings from the Mombassa Vikings, and in turn, a rare as sh*t 45, with only two copies known to have been discovered in Sweden. Musically, it's an amazing funky hybrid of afro-beat & chakacha, a 100% sureshot party-time delight, a time capsule into the lively, raucous atmosphere that was primed for the country's international clientele and travelers.