En Mana Kuoyo

En Mana Kuoyo

by Ayub Ogada
     
 

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When listening to this album, one is struck immediately by the unique sound. The powerful, resonating nyatiti (a stringed instrument similar to the lyre) and Ogada's reflective, subdued vocals are unlike anything you've ever heard. They're also almost the only things you will hear on this disc, the only embellishment being the occasional light

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When listening to this album, one is struck immediately by the unique sound. The powerful, resonating nyatiti (a stringed instrument similar to the lyre) and Ogada's reflective, subdued vocals are unlike anything you've ever heard. They're also almost the only things you will hear on this disc, the only embellishment being the occasional light percussion or wind instrument. Ogada sings in his native Kenyan tongue, of the beliefs and traditions of his people. "Go far, see the world, but don't forget where you come from," he intones in the song "Chiro," a sentiment he has obviously taken to heart. There are no pounding rhythms on this record, nothing you can dance to, but it is memorable nonetheless, and makes a strong case for the beauty of restraint.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/18/1993
Label:
Real World
UPC:
0017046233521

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ayub Ogada   Primary Artist,Flute,Percussion,Vocals,Nyatiti
Geoffrey Oryema   Background Vocals
Alex Gifford   Piano,Hammond Organ,Double Bass
David "Olo" Oladunni   Percussion,Djembe
Zak Sikobe   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Bass,Electric Guitar
Zak Akobe   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Bass,Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Peter Gabriel   Liner Notes
Richard Evans   Producer,Engineer
Ayub Ogada   Arranger,Producer
David "Olo" Oladunni   Contributor,Logo
Rick Glanvill   Liner Notes
Sy-Jenq Cheng   Art Direction

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