May 26, 2011 by
DJ MPENZI in
My Trip To Kenya
When I bought my daughter an Ipod I never thought it would be one of the things that would bring us even closer, closer because of the music I exposed her to and with time she grew to love. It was funny because I expected her to only want to listen to the new top 40 shit (death to Beiber lol) but alas she was downloading and selecting songs that she enjoyed listening with me. This made me smile and appreciate the power of music.
Rewind back 30 years and I began remembering when my mum and dad played me all kinds of music growing up. My dad had vinyl and tapes from the likes of Pepe Kalle, Daudi Kabaka, ABBA, Boney M, Lionel Richie, Little Richard, Magic System just to name a few. My trip back home after a long absence started to jog my musical memory when I was a Kid so I knew i had to dig deeper.
My dad and I decided we were going to do some digging through his vinyl collection and a few minutes into it and I knew why I loved music, I first stumbled upon this original 45-inch record “Let Me Love You” by Bunny Mackand I was like whoa!! I always loved this song, but being away from home for so long I lost memory of it. I realized back in ’81 when I was 5 year’s old my mum and dad gave it to me as a gift.One time at a day Party a few years back in Oakland, DJ REBORN dropped this record and my BeFam DJ SAKE 1 reminded me that I was saying how this song reminded me of my childhood.
I think that within this trip I have realized how many things I was forced to forget so as to adapt to the environment I was living. In retrospect the music in me was very much instilled in me by my parents and I am forever grateful for it because it was one of the few things I held on to. I am also grateful that I am able to pass on that same love of music to my daughter and to my community.
Anyway here are some flicks of a few gems that I found & grew up with!!!