• Full Name: Daudi Kabaka
  • Categories: Musicians
  • Gender: Male
  • Birth Country: Kenya
  • Date of Birth: November 28
Daudi Kabaka
Daudi Kabaka was a popular Kenyan artist who popularized the Twist dance movement in the 60s and 70s. Daudi’s originality stemmed from the fact that he could entwine his twist style with the South African Kwela beat. Daudi’s best-known songs include "African Twist", "Harambee Harambee" and "Western Shilo". His song "Helule Helule" got the attention of the British pop Group "The Tremeloes" who borrowed the chorus, added some English verses and made it to number 14 in the British charts in May, 1967. Daudi Kabaka is also well known for his Kenyan classic "Harambee Harambee" which largely reflects the aspirations of post-colonial Kenya to rebuild their nation together. His music is still in wide circulation in contemporary Kenya as part of the ever nostalgic, prevalent and much adored Zilizopendwa (literally Kiswahili for ‘the music we once loved’) Hits.

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