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About D.O. Misiani
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 lyrics which were deemed anti-Moi