Anwar Ali moved to the UK as a refugee, originally hailing from the Bajuni Islands; a tropical paradise off the coast of East Africa. Dave Owen is a guitarist from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, who’s been playing around Liverpool for years. 

Somewhat fortuitously, the pair met in Liverpool’s Zanzibar Club and from there Liverpool's very own, Mellowtone Records are now releasing the ‘Mchanga Mweupe’ EP; Anwar and Dave's their very first release, a special edition CD limited to just 100 signed and numbered copies worldwide.

The five tracks were recorded in Liverpool by Natham Kirkham, and were released to coincide with their appearance at the 25th Anniversary Africa Oye Festival last weekend. 

You can order the EP Here

Sit back and watch the guys in action