Kisumu, Kenya
       
     
Olima Anditi
       
     
Ozzy Dan
       
     
The Anchoras
       
     
Sergeant Blak
       
     
Obunga fish market
       
     
The Johnsons
       
     
Digging for reggae mixes
       
     
Homemade tat, Total Vibez Studio
       
     
Sometimes the club wasn't popping
       
     
Waterboy in Obunga Estate
       
     
Too much homebrew
       
     
Olima at his first recording session in decades
       
     
Kikii, Eve and Phanice pregame
       
     
Ozzy and Cy
       
     
Kisumu, Kenya
       
     
Kisumu, Kenya

Eve pregames for a night at the clubs. Kisumu is a crumbling port town on Lake Victoria. I shot the first Raw Music episode there and tried to become a real human.

All photos: Angela Shoemaker 

Olima Anditi
       
     
Olima Anditi

People thought the great Luo guitarist Olima Anditi was long dead.  But we found him playing for pennies at a homebrew club on the edge of town. We recorded the blind guitarist at home, stood him to some drinks, and heard stories about the first guitar in Western Kenya. 

Ozzy Dan
       
     
Ozzy Dan

Ozzy took my confused ass in, putting me up at the apartment he shared with his girlfriend in the Kisumu slums. A dancer, singer, actor, he was often more talented than the people he helped me film. 

The Anchoras
       
     
The Anchoras

Kisumu's premiere roots reggae band. 

Sergeant Blak
       
     
Sergeant Blak

Security at Urban Music Studios

Obunga fish market
       
     
Obunga fish market
The Johnsons
       
     
The Johnsons

A family band near Maseno.

Digging for reggae mixes
       
     
Digging for reggae mixes
Homemade tat, Total Vibez Studio
       
     
Homemade tat, Total Vibez Studio
Sometimes the club wasn't popping
       
     
Sometimes the club wasn't popping
Waterboy in Obunga Estate
       
     
Waterboy in Obunga Estate
Too much homebrew
       
     
Too much homebrew
Olima at his first recording session in decades
       
     
Olima at his first recording session in decades
Kikii, Eve and Phanice pregame
       
     
Kikii, Eve and Phanice pregame
Ozzy and Cy
       
     
Ozzy and Cy