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