Them Mushrooms
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Them Mushrooms

Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
Established on Jan, 2015
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Discography

2013 -  “Jumamosi” CD Single

2012 – “Asanteni Mashabiki” CD Single

2011 – “Zilizopendwa Raha” CD Single

2009 – “Jaza Mwenyewe”  CD Single and video

2008 – “Medawase”  CD Single

2004 - “Uyoga” CD Album

2000 – “Zilizopendwa 2000” CD Album

1998 - “Ni Yiyo” CD Album

1999 - “Jambo Bwana” CD Album

1998 – “Oh! Twalia” Single

1997 - “Toys of Death” Single

1996 - “Kazi Ni Kazi” CD Album

1992 - “Zilizopendwa 92” CD Album

1991 - “Zilizopendwa 91” CD Album 

1990 - “Where We Belong” LP

1989 - “Almost There” LP

1988 - “Going Places” LP

1987 - “At The Carnivore” LP

1985 - “New Horizons” LP

1983 - “Mama Africa”

1980 - “Jambo Bwana” single















 

 

























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THE STORY

When talking about Them Mushrooms – Kenya’s and East

Africa’s popular music group – their hit song Jambo Bwana

comes to mind unbidden.

The 1980 composition was for years, the band’s most

distinctive legacy. Besides its simple and catchy lyrics, its

beats and rhythm appeal as if mystically to fans globally.

But in a new quest to return to their roots, Them Mushrooms

has now created ‘NZELE’ music, which essentially borrows its

rhythmic beats from Mwanzele, a traditional beat from

Kenya’s’ coast.

 

Nzele’s most distinct facet is the ‘Call’ and ‘Answer’ style. This

involves the lead singer, who lyrically “calls” out and backing

vocals “answer” in a chorus response.

The instrumental accompaniment revolves around the bass

guitar, drums, percussion, keyboards, flute, horns

(sax/trumpet) and what the band refers to as a “stinging”

guitar strum.

Them Mushrooms’ Nzele beat is unique owing to its

indigenous influence, which is artistically creative and

innovative.

 

Our new Nzele style compositions reflect a whole new

dimension for the group’s musical identity.

 

The direction the band has now adopted ushers in a

new chapter for a group that maintains a tradition of

recording ‘evergreen’ and somewhat timeless

productions with uncanny consistency.


And like our slogan aptly proclaims, Them Mushrooms

Is indeed is the heartbeat of Kenya’s showbiz scene

ACCOLADES

“SILVER DISC” - 1982 for hit song JAMBO BWANA.

“GOLD DISC” - 1984 after JAMBO BWANA sales topped

100,000 units mark.

“PLATINUM DISC” – 1987, when JAMBO BWANA sales

topped 200,000 units.

“THE BATTLE OF KENYAN BANDS' TROPHY” –1987,

awarded after the band was voted number one at the

battle of Kenyan bands concert held in Nairobi.

“KENYAN SINGER/ARTISTES OF THE YEAR “RUNNERS-UP

TROPHY” – 1989.

CERTIFICATE - (from the International Coalition to Ban

Landmines) – 1998, awarded for the band's anti

landmines song titled “TOYS OF DEATH”.

“M-NET 2000 AWARD” – January 2000, courtesy of

South African M-NET television channel. The band was

voted Kenya's most favorite band.

“KENYAN BAND OF THE DECADE TROPHY” - February 2002,

awarded by the Kenya Music Composers Association.

“BEST AIDS AWARENESS SONG RUNNERS – UP TROPHY” –

February 2002, awarded for the best AIDS awareness song

by the Kenya Music Composers Association.

“KISIMA AWARDS” – June 2004, for best group from

Kenya’s Coast (coastal music category).

“LEGENDS AWARD” – October 2012 by Florida Night Club,

Nairobi – Kenya.

“LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD” – November 2012 at the

Coast Music Awards

 

 









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