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Extra Golden 

Wednesday, May 6 2009
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Here's a heartwarming story: Cross-cultural collaboration makes good, endures death of original member, overcomes visa troubles courtesy of then-Senator Barack Obama, and helps relatives endure political maelstrom in Kenya through fan donations. Extra Golden, formed in Nairobi while American guitarist Ian Eagleson studied Kenya's benga scene, has evolved into a real global village, sidestepping world-music-as-cultural-imperialism debates through pure songcraft. The band's latest release, Thank You Very Quickly, perfects a coupling of benga's busy guitars, throbbing basslines, and laid-back drumming with indie rock's unfettered spirit. Fuzzy guitar tones dance beneath rich, direct vocal performances as the band charms you out of your multiculti stereotypes.

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