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Mountains of the Moon

by Ganda Boys

African fusion music, well crafted new songs in various world music/contemporary styles including rock, reggae, ballads, African drums and chanting — sophisticated production level with 6 tracks having live string orchestra, plus top UK session musicians
Genre: World: African
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Prayer
4:14 $0.99
2. The Times Has Come
4:06 $0.99
3. Mountains of the Moon
4:12 $0.99
4. Something of My Life
4:19 $0.99
5. Big Machines
3:03 $0.99
6. Mayengo (Waves of Lake Victoria)
3:34 $0.99
7. Come Over Here
3:26 $0.99
8. Never Too Late
3:51 $0.99
9. Freedom Song
3:12 $0.99
10. Lift You Up
6:39 $0.99
11. Motown Never Came to Africa
3:35 $0.99
12. Our Brothers
4:47 $0.99
13. Peace and Freedom
4:34 $0.99
14. Kiiri (Call to the Kingdom)
3:17 $0.99
15. Flag of Freedom
3:19 $0.99
16. Wrestler's Dance
4:01 $0.99
17. United We Stand
3:25 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Three years in the making, and many concerts later, the Ganda Boys have considerably expanded their sound and vision for a global audience and international humanitarian causes. Building on their previous albums, Africa" and "War of Love", the well-crafted songs engage emotive and global themes, including some powerful tribal chants from Uganda brought up to date with well-crafted arrangements; contemporary, punchy and authentic percussion; and state-of-the-art mixing and productions. Even string arrangements with a bona-fide string orchestra (Lithuanian State Chamber Orchestra) for extra emotion and sweeping scope are impressively incorporated. The album has both vocal maturity and moments of intense soul, all the time showing instrumental excellence with ambitious and high end arrangements. The block tribal vocal harmonies of the Ganda Boys' sound are evocative and pleasing. There are no covers on this album, and the song-writing is of an international standard. Featured guest vocalists include: the propulsive and warm Zulu chants of Babuyile Shabalala (from the Ladysmith Black Mambazo family) with his young, cutting-edge South African vocal group, Young Mbazo; hugely popular and honoured East African vocal force, Juliana Kanyomozi, who is a multiple KORA Award winner (equivalent of the African GRAMMY Award); American singer, Carole Rowley, who has sung with Sting, Peter Gabriel and Van Morrisoon; and lastly, Ugandan smooth jazz artist, Isaiah Katumwa, is featured on soprano saxophone on the title track, "Mountains of the Moon".

UK rock record producer and sound engineer, Keith Bessey, has contributed a very muscular sound to two of the tracks on the album which pack a particular first-class punch: "Big Machines" and "United We Stand", which he co-wrote and mixed and mastered. Throughout, the recorded sound and mixing brings the songs to their ultimate level, and the whole album of 17 tracks is a listening adventure — something back to the bygone era of proper albums!

The album was inspired by an awesome mountain range that straddles the borders of Uganda to the west and Congo to the east: the Rwenzori Mountains. The tribal legends tell of a great civilisation that once existed there, later to influence the whole world..... It was pre Egyptian, pre-Nubian, and there is good evidence that this was the original Garden of Eden. Indeed, the oldest hominid remains on Earth (20 million years old) have been found in Karamoja in eastern Uganda. The tribal chiefs tell of a just and highly developed society that honoured women, wisdom, nature and all aspects of culture, poetry, art and music...... an inspiration that we can strive to return to in our mechanistic and conflict-ridden world.

The Ganda Boys have recently partnered with a new emerging global organisation, World Peace One, for creating global world music concert broadcasts for promoting harmony in international relations. A Ganda Boys song has been chosen for spear-heading a world campaign to help the millions of homeless refugees in Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon. See: www.worldpeaceone.com

This album represents an emotive and dynamic sound for a rising global consciousness. The Ganda Boys take their responsibility even further with their humanitarian work, the Ganda Foundation, a UK based charity which has been bringing new and desperately needed hospital equipment into Uganda and materials and computers 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 in Uganda: — 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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Andreas Banlin

unique
I've never heard African fusion like this, rather pleasantly surprised by the sheer size of the whole production and recorded sound. Quite emotional in places and other times a wall of gorgeous sound, even grand piano with string sections! Where have these guys been hiding? More please... (I think I will go for the two other ones next!)
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SoulJuiceTV

Absolute SoulFood
Uplifting, prfound, deep, melodic, rich, textured, absolute SoulFood <3
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