New CD: East of Zanzibar

Our new CD will be officially launched at LazyBones Lounge in Marrickville on Sunday December 16.

CD Cover: Paul Mbenna and the Okapi Guitar Band East of Zanzibar

Check it out on CDBaby.

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Frances Paterson R.I.P.

Sad to hear that Frances Paterson died this morning.

Frances was our lead singer in the late 80’s and into the 90’s. She was a wonderful musician, full of enthusiasms, a great friend.

Okapi Allstars Guitar Band, University of NSW, 1988
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New CD: Swahili Boogaloo

swahili boogaloo CDThe first of our albums to feature Paul Mbenna is now available.

If you want a physical CD, you can order one on this page. Price is $10 plus postage. We take Paypal, and anything else that works for you.

If you prefer a download, check out CD Baby:

Also available on iTunes, and every other online music retailing site.


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Kim Sanders R.I.P.

eight piece Sad news yesterday: Kim Sanders died.

Kim played sax with us for a while in 1989/90, including a tour to Melbourne. That’s him, higher than everyone else, with a woolly hat, in the photo.

He was a wonderful musician, with a great sense of humour, and an admirable attraction to the unorthodox.

We’ll miss him.

Come to the Memorial Picnic and Concert on February 2.

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Signs and omens

The Sydney Morning Herald crossword yesterday, as we were preparing to play Exhumed.

cryptic crossword 15Aug2013

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Exhumed okapis discovered near Circular Quay

We were notified today that we’re finalists in ABC Radio’s Exhumed competition. Exciting!

We’ll be playing in the finals at The Basement on August 15. Come along if you can. Tickets are free but need to be reserved here.

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