Dr. Coella Mazee

Biography by Craig Harris

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Applying the traditional rhythms of Western Kenya to the melodies of his acoustic guitar, Dr. Coella Mazee (born Richard Owino) helped to create "benga," one of Africa's most popular pop music styles.
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Artist Biography by Craig Harris

Applying the traditional rhythms of Western Kenya to the melodies of his acoustic guitar, Dr. Coella Mazee (born Richard Owino) helped to create "benga," one of Africa's most popular pop music styles.