13 June 2006Last Updated on 16 June 2006Written by MazAlien5 Comments | Views for this post: 954
eoffrey Oryema is an internationally renowned Ugandan musician. At the age of 24, at the height of Idi Amin’s power, Oryema was smuggled across the Ugandan border in the trunk of a car, following the death of his father, a prominent government minister, beginning a life in exile. Today his songs keep alive the languages of his youth – Swahili and Acholi and return to the lost country – the ‘clear green land’ of Uganda.Oryema earned his international reputation following the release of his second album, Beat the Border. He has collaborated with, amongst others, Peter Gabriel. Gabriel’s record label, Real World, helped with the first three of Oryema’s albums, until his move to Sony International, a label established in France where Oryema resides since his exile. Besides his two native languagues mentioned earlier, he also sings in English and French. On July, 2005 he performed at the LIVE 8: Africa Calling concert in Cornwall, and with 1 Giant Leap at the Live 8 Edinburgh concert. The event was dubbed “Africa Calling”, but was also known as “LIVE 8: Africa Calling” or “Africa Calling: LIVE 8 at the Eden Project”. The event was initiated in response to the criticism of the absence of African artists in the other nine concerts. It was organised by Peter Gabriel, and at first was not part of the Live 8 events. Gabriel later contacted Bob Geldof, one of the main organisers of Live 8, and the Africa Calling concert became part of the Live 8 event. The concert was aired live on the BBC’s interactive/digital network. A DVD of 130 minutes of Live8: Africa Calling was released on October 25, 2005.
YE YE YE
Lagila was a brave and notorious warrior, a once-feared figure who waged war, terrorising neighbouring villages. One day, to evereybody’s surprise, Lagila’s traditional war gear and ornaments were found on top of a hill, unattended and stained with blood : ‘Who killed lagila? / Who killed lagila? / Oyuru killed lagila / Oyuru killed lagila.’
Geoffrey Oreyma vocals, acoustic guitar, shaker, backing vocals.
David Bottrill bass and drums.
Peter Gabriel fake organ.
This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 13th, 2006 at 20:47 and is filed under Music.
You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
Get in touch
If you have any questions or comments, or if you would like to contact us for a quote, feel free to do so, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Report broken links
If you find a dead link it would be best if you tell us immediately in order to have it fixed as soon as possible. Provide us with the video title, or even better the URL to the page.
This site belongs to Mazalien. Maza is born in the Netherlands about 40 years ago and has studied economics in the 90's. He is very much a travel buff. He has also a hughe intrest in science and astronomy. At the moment he is working for the local municipality. If you like you can contact him on this page...
DISCLAIMER. All the videos on this site are hosted on Google, Guba and YouTube. Linking to these videos was not possible without the help from the excellent FLV-software from Jeroen Wijering and the plugins used from Longtail Video.
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It's the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead." ~ Albert Einstein (1930)."
"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. ~ William Shakespeare, Hamlet."