Extra Golden

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Extra Golden

Extra Golden is an international collaboration between members of two bands: Otieno Jagwasi and Onyango Wuod Omari of the Nairobi, Kenya based benga band Orchestra Extra Solar Africa, and Ian Eagleson and Alex Minoff of the Washington D.C. based rock band Golden. The musicians met as a result of Ian’s doctoral research on Kenyan music.

The title of the record Ok-Oyot System, is derived from the Luo phrase “ok oyot,” which means “it’s not easy.” Singers in Luo benga bands often use this phrase as an exclamation in their performance, drawing... more