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Africa

by Ganda Boys

African fusion music, well crafted songs in various world music/contemporary styles including rock, afrobeat, funk, soul, blues, ballads, reggae. Sophisticated production level with 4 tracks having live string sections, plus top UK session muso performers
Genre: World: African
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1. Lumonde
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2. Africa
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3. Kachiikoo
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4. Forgotten People
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5. Take a Bus
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6. Body of Africa
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7. Ambuuse
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8. Coup D'etat
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9. In the Name
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10. Jinja Road
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11. Baby Baby
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12. Knock On the Door
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13. Weekend
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14. Anywhere I Roam
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15. Mr Lion
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Two years in the making, and many concerts later, the Ganda Boys expand their sound and vision for an international audience. Taking off where their debut album, "The War of Love", left off, the well-crafted songs engage political and global themes, including some loved tribal songs from Uganda brought up to date with sparkling arrangements; contemporary, punchy and authentic percussion; and state-of-the-art mixing and productions. Even string arrangements with a bona-fide string orchestra for extra emotion, tastefully incorporated. The album has both vocal maturity and instrumental excellence, and the block tribal vocal harmonies are evocative and pleasing. A complete re-working of an iconic "white man's" song about Africa, Toto's well known 80's "Africa" track is turned upside down in it's message: "They talk about Africa, they say they love Africa, but do they know there is war down in Africa?". The song hits the chorus with the passion of an African choir belting out: "I bless the rains down in Africa". Chills up the spine. Pure Ganda Boys.

A big breakthrough happened during the final stages of finishing this album (before the mixing): a performance for the Queen of Uganda in London, July 2011. The new songs on this album, like "Kachiiko" and "Lumonde" and "Body of Africa", touched her to her soul, and the whole band met with her privately for at least an hour after the performance, where she told the band that the Ganda Boys are putting Ugandan music firmly on the international map. This since has been followed by massive national radio play all over Uganda with the release of the new album there.

A new sound for a rising global consciousness. The Ganda Boys take their responsibility even further with their humanitarian work, the Ganda Foundation, which has been bringing new and desperately needed hospital equipment into Uganda and materials for schools. The Ganda Boys are founders and organisers for the Foundation's activities, which include fund raising concerts in Europe, media campaigns and social networking - tied in with creating documentary films on the Foundation's work and challenges - bringing First World awareness to the dire conditions that exist in much of the Third World. Please see: www.gandafoundation.com


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Barbara Neumbe

Good job
Weldone boys, the world is the limit. grt stuff.

Michael kiwanuka

Best album so far
The strings in this album takes it all to a whole new level

Michael Smith

Master Piece
This is the true sound of African Fusion Ganda Boys please keep up the good work.
Craig thank you for taking Ugandan Music to the next level we wait to see this great music on our
tv sets all over the world

brian weller

Africa is phenomenal!
These guys rock! Rhythms from the deep soul of the dark continent fused with rich melodies, strings and stunning vocals. I can't get this music out of my head-thanks Gandas

Jonathan Trapman

An Album Confirming Brilliance
The Ganda Boys came from nowhere - individually the members were professionally everywhere.

That power now collectively creates one of the finest world sound groups around today. Africa has to be a summation of the growing greatness we are presented with in this album.
The depth and evocative nature of the music, the resonance of the voices transcending culture stirs ancient memories of brotherhood, we as humanity are so easily distracted away from.
Their focus, empathy and compassionate care for those needing a leg up vibrates through their tracks.

Heart beats like a lion with every delivery and with the tenderness of a dewy eyed impala. Yet the message rings out in every track - hope, joy, victory and a better world. With music like this we have been given the sun on our backs, as we move forward with the beat. More please Ganda Boys - never have you been more needed....

Helen Papachristos

Takes you into the heart of Africa
Wonderful album - every track completely different. Perfect music for chilling!

Doreen Ibano

Smashing,Original and Inspiring
This album is original one of the very best so far.with agreat composition & mixture of modern beats combined with real true ancient african melodies.Bringing back cherished unforgettable childhood memories.The rhythms are super, dancing along is inevitable even if your dielet was from planet mars!!Its original and inspiring a must buy!! Well done Ganda Boys you Inspire me!.

Ibano Doreen

Smashing,Original and Inspiring.Fly Boys Great work!!
This album is a true master piece,one of the greatest so far combining a mixture of modern beats with real true ancient african melodies and life stlyes.which remind me of cherished unforgetable childhood memories.Its original,super and smashing.Its a must buy!!you cannot afford to miss it.Great Job Ganda boys you inspire me!