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As far as time can wind its long hands back, music has always been an integral part of the human existence.

Its tunes, rhythms and messages have permeated generations with a touch soft as silk when conveying emotion, and a smile wide as the sky when capturing or celebrating moments.

Kenya has had its share of patriotism and many sons and daughters of this great land have lend their voices and talents in putting together some of the greatest ballads of all time.

From top music composers such as Thomas Wesonga of Tawala Kenya Tawala fame to Enock Ondego of Wimbo wa Historia, the music chords of Kenya’s top creatives have never gone silent.

Below is a look at 15 moving songs that in each note tell of history, cover Kenya’s crawl to the world stage and provide a page of where we all came from.

Take a listen…