Kenya’s catchy pop hit that took the world by storm
One evening in 1979 Teddy Kalanda Harrison, a young Kenyan musician, overheard a group of tourists trying to learn a few words in Swahili.
Their enthusiastic attempts sparked an idea for a song and a global hit was born.
Jambo Bwana, also known as Hakuna Matata, went platinum in Kenya and was covered by bands around the world, including Boney M.
Teddy and his brother Billy Sarro Harrison spoke to Witness about their hit record.
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- From the section Magazine