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All Music Guide - Steve McMullen
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...
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All Music Guide - Steve McMullen
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/18/1993
  • Label: Real World
  • UPC: 017046233521
  • Catalog Number: 62335

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Obiero (5:40)
  2. 2 Dala (3:17)
  3. 3 Wa Winjigo Ero (3:34)
  4. 4 Thum Nyatiti (2:43)
  5. 5 Kronkrohinko (3:24)
  6. 6 Chiro (3:38)
  7. 7 10% (4:05)
  8. 8 Ondiek (4:05)
  9. 9 Kothbiro (5:37)
  10. 10 En Mana Kuoyo (3:54)
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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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