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Daniel Owino Misiani (1940-2006).
Popularly known as DO Misiani, he can be truly regarded as the father of benga music which is a fusion of traditional Luo harp ( nyatiti) beats and some modern rumba inputs. Misiani was born in Shirati, Northern Tanzania, on 22 February 1940. This factor was to later play a role in his political as well as artistic life, as he was severally denied Kenyan citizenship by the Moi regime because of his, (Misiani’s) apparent political…
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