Artwork for Shauri Yako by Jim Chuchu
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DJ Rita Ray's African tracks: Shauri Yako by Jim Chuchu

Shauri Yako, which can be translated from Swahili as "It's Your Problem", was a massive East African hit covered by various stars and bands.

Jim Chuchu, who is at the forefront of Kenya's alternative music scene, goes back to the 1981 original by Congolese musician, Nguashi N'timbo, playing with Orchestre Festival Du Zaire.

Listen to a sample of how he lovingly strips away the big beats and horns to unearth the song's haunting bitter-sweet essence.

  • 12 Mar 2016