DescriptionAkwaaba is proud to have in its catalogue the 2nd release by one of Kenya's most talented collectives, Just A Band. 82 is an album that we hope will stand the test of time.
Often, when combined, creative minds can come up with something special when working together. Just A Band, being a brotherhood of 3 talented artistic minds, has brought to life a unique musical experience in the shape of 82.
From the very first track the listener is invited to dive into JAB's world where up tempo/club rhythms (Huff + Puff) bounce side by side with great melody driven songs, reminiscent of their home country (Migingo Express). Deep and soulful vibes (Save my soul, Stay) are surrounded by straight-forward urban expression and revolt (Usinibore) and modern day sarcasm (Extra). Original and impulse-shaped creativity is present throughout 82 making it a sincere musical statement.
As Just A Band themselves say: Just A Band are Blinky, Dan and Jim. We put this album together ourselves, as always (despite a countrywide power rationing program blackouts 3 days a week!)... We live in the same house our friends call it Just A House and being in a band is mostly fun, except for the days when all three of us are broke... We were all born in 1982, hence the album's title. This was the year a military coup was staged in Kenya so our mothers were all under some duress. Twenty one years passed before we all met up and decided to start a band...