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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:
03/26/2013
Label:
Real World
UPC:
0884108001295
catalogNumber:
80012
Rank:
14656

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Performance Credits

Ayub Ogada   Primary Artist,Flute,Percussion,Vocals,Nyatiti
Geoffrey Oryema   Background Vocals
Alex Gifford   Piano,Double Bass,Hammond B3
David "Olo" Oladunni   Percussion,Djembe
Zak Sikobe   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Bass,Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Ayub Ogada   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Banning Eyre   Liner Note Source
Sy-Jenq Cheng   Art Direction
Mbarak Achieng   Composer
Black Savage Band   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Richard Evans   Producer,Engineer
Zak Ogada   Composer

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