Band Central: The Nyumba Yetu Band

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Band Central: The Nyumba Yetu Band

Theres a saying that the beautiful ones are not yet born. This couldn’t have been better put by Roger Brown and the Nyumba Yetu Band who performed their original “The Beautiful Ones” in Shames Family Scoring Stage at Berklee College of Music. The title of the song is inspired by and taken from the 1968 novel by author Ayi Kweh Armah of Ghana. The recitation of family history under a mugumo tree is based on the writer’s experience in Mumias, Kenya with Frances Lutomia. Song: The Beautiful Ones (Roger Brown, Richard Curzi, Jason Sibi-Okumu) Jason Sibi- Okumu, Nairobi, Kenya, voice Jacob Sibi- Okumu, Nairobi, Kenya, guitar Gyovanni, Cotoneu, Benin, voice Lisa Oduor-Noah, Nairobi, Kenya, vocals Niu Raza, Antananarivo, Madagascar, vocals Njoki Karu, Nairobi, Kenya, vocals Lucy Clifford, Wollongong, Australia, bass Alexis Soto, Caracas, Venezuela, percussion Richard Curzi, Boston, Massachusetts, keyboard Roger Brown, Gainesville, Georgia, drums

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