Bwana ‎– Bwana

Caytronics ‎– CYS 1312
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue


A1 Tema De Bwana
A2 La Patuda
A3 La Jurumba
A4 Chapumbambe
B1 Motemba
B2 Todo Es Real
B3 Lolita



Originally released in 1972.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CYS 1312 Bwana Bwana(LP) Caytronics CYS 1312 US 1972 Sell This Version
DCS-676 Bwana Bwana(LP, Album) CBS DCS-676 Venezuela 1972 Sell This Version
14286 Bwana Bwana(LP, Album) CBS 14286 Colombia 1972 Sell This Version
AS003 Bwana Bwana(CD, Album, RE) Acid Symposium AS003 Greece 2004 Sell This Version
100.036 Bwana Bwana(LP) CBS 100.036 Costa Rica 1972 Sell This Version


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February 20, 2016
bootleg or legit Re issue? Anyone know for sure? Thanks


June 10, 2013
You can practically count the number of great progressive / psych albums from Nicaragua on one finger. And here it is. But their sole representative isn't only good, it's nothing short of amazing. I suppose it comes as no surprise that the major influence here is Santana. In particular the first two albums. The organ tones are not as heavy (I don't think it's a Hammond either) and the guitarist doesn't have near the chops as Carlos (though he's no slouch either). And while vocals exist on Bwana, they aren't key to the sound. And when it's time to get indigenous, they naturally raise the sounds of pre-Colombian South America versus Mexico. So at this point you may be thinking we have a watered down version of "Abraxas", but that's not the case at all. Where Bwana gains ground is in their use of percussion, which is more varied and is also a feature rather than an accent. There's also a tribal voodoo element going on throughout, making me wish I knew of other groups coming out of Nicaragua during this era. Six long tracks, totaling over 45 minutes, and not a dud amongst them.

For years it was presumed Bwana were from Colombia, but some of the members of the band have resurfaced and it turns out they were from Nicaragua. Some band members still live there - while others are in the United States now.