Peter Tsotsi

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A founding member of the Equator Sound Band, Peter Tsotsi joined with Adolf Banyoro, Nashil Pichen, Charles Ssongo, Gabriel Omolo, Daudi Kabaka, and Fadhili Williams Mdawida to create some of the liveliest…
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A founding member of the Equator Sound Band, Peter Tsotsi joined with Adolf Banyoro, Nashil Pichen, Charles Ssongo, Gabriel Omolo, Daudi Kabaka, and Fadhili Williams Mdawida to create some of the liveliest dance music in East African during the '60s. The group's many hits, sung in the Kiswahili language, included "Ewe Malaika," "Zailai Zailai," "Taxi Driver," "Jifunze mengi Dunia," "Pete ni Alama," "Unavyosema," and "Wewe Jane." The band's breakthrough to an international audience was a remake of "Malaika," which Fadhili had previously recorded with his band, the Jambo Boys Band.