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Zawose & Brook Assembly

Assembly

Zawose & Brook

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Credits

Real World Records
21 May 2002 (US)

Produced and arranged by Michael Brook.
Co-produced and arranged by Richard Evans.
Mixed by Michael Brook. (Kuna Kunguni mixed by Brook & Evans)
Recorded by Richard Evans and Michael Brook at Real World Studios, England and The Lavanderia, USA.

Graphic design and imagery by Nick Robertson.
Back photograph from National Geographic Television.

Tracks

  1. Kuna Kunguni / The Bedbugs Bite
    (Zawose, Brook, Evans)
    • Dr. Hukwose Zawose: vocals, ilimba, zeze
    • Charles Zawose: vocals, ilimba
    • Richard Evans: bass guitar, programming, tambourine
    • Lee Thornberg: brass
    • Michael Brook: guitar, keyboard bass, ukelele
    • Brass arrangements by Richard Evans, Lee Thornberg and Michael Brook
  2. Ntambalize Lijenje / Pumpkin Life
    (Zawose, Brook, Evans)
    • Dr. Hukwose Zawose: vocals, ilimba, zeze
    • Charles Zawose: vocals, ilimba
    • Richard Evans: keyboard bass, programming, tambourine
    • Lee Thornberg: brass
    • Michael Brook: guitar, bass guitar, ukelele
  3. Chilumi Kigumu / Tricky Voices
    (Zawose, Brook)
    • Dr. Hukwose Zawose: vocals, ilimba, zeze
    • Charles Zawose: vocals, ilimba
    • Marie Daulne of Zap Mama: additional vocals and vocal arrangements
    • Richard Evans: keyboard bass, programming, tambourine
    • Lee Thornberg: brass
    • Michael Brook: guitar, ukelele
    • Larry Cianca: additional drum programming
    • Peter Adams: additional keyboards
  4. Haliko Chijende / Let's Walk
    (Zawose, Brook, Evans)
    • Dr. Hukwose Zawose: vocals, ilimba, zeze
    • Charles Zawose: vocals, ilimba
    • Richard Evans: keyboard bass, programming, brass, tambourine
    • Michael Brook: guitar, bass guitar, brass, ukelele
  5. Sina Raha / No Joy
    (Zawose, Brook)
    • Dr. Hukwose Zawose: vocals, ilimba, zeze
    • Charles Zawose: vocals, ilimba
    • Richard Evans: keyboard bass, programming, tambourine
    • Lee Thornberg: brass
    • Michael Brook: guitar, ukelele
  6. Mbeleje / Sweet Deceiver
    (Zawose, Brook)
    • Dr. Hukwose Zawose: vocals, ilimba, zeze
    • Charles Zawose: vocals, ilimba
    • Richard Evans: keyboard bass, programming, tambourine
    • Lee Thornberg: brass
    • Michael Brook: guitar, ukelele
  7. Chilumi Cha Kwetu / Voices From Home
    (Zawose, Brook, Daulne)
    • Dr. Hukwose Zawose: vocals, ilimba, zeze
    • Charles Zawose: vocals, ilimba
    • Marie Daulne of Zap Mama: additional vocals and vocal arrangements
    • Richard Evans: keyboard bass, programming, tambourine
    • Lee Thornberg: brass
    • Michael Brook: guitar, bass guitar, ukelele
  8. Awuno Mgaanga Ndeje / Cry of the Bush Bird
    (Zawose, Brook)
    • Dr. Hukwose Zawose: vocals, ilimba, zeze
    • Charles Zawose: vocals, ilimba
    • Richard Evans: keyboard bass, programming, tambourine
    • Lee Thornberg: brass
    • Michael Brook: guitar, bass guitar, ukelele
    • Brass arrangements by Richard Evans and Lee Thornberg
  9. Songa Mbele / Moving On
    (Zawose, Brook)
    • Dr. Hukwose Zawose: vocals, ilimba, zeze
    • Charles Zawose: vocals, ilimba
    • Richard Evans: keyboard bass, programming, tambourine
    • Lee Thornberg: brass
    • Michael Brook: guitar, ukelele

Notes

Official album site: realworldrecords.com/assembly

From the liner notes:
Dr. Huke Zawose's music is based on the traditions of the Wagogo people of central Tanzania and incorporates his own unique compositions, featuring lyrics in his local language of Kigogo and also in Swahili.

Track Notes
• "Chilumi Kigumu / Tricky Voices" is also available on Real World Notes 13.
• "Kuma Kunguni / The Bedbugs Bite" is also available on Spirit of Africa.

Images

Assembly

Related

Real World Notes 13 Spirit of Africa