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by Ganda Boys

Accessible African fusion songs inspired by the native chants, melodies and instruments of Uganda, with an effortless/seamless fusion of English verses and Luganda block harmony choruses for an uplifting effect
Genre: World: African- East
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Kibuno 'mu
3:45 $0.99
2. Mboli
3:48 $0.99
3. Tyenda
3:04 $0.99
4. Otugabudde
4:01 $0.99
5. Akumpe
3:32 $0.99
6. Namujinga
3:35 $0.99
7. Wangongolo
3:37 $0.99
8. Kagutema
3:35 $0.99
9. Akonyonyi
2:30 $0.99
10. Njabala
3:40 $0.99
11. Engongole
3:44 $0.99
12. Pikka
2:22 $0.99
13. Mayengo
3:31 $0.99
14. Kibira
2:56 $0.99
15. Kigwo
4:06 $0.99
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Album Notes
2017 sees premier Ugandan fusion band, the Ganda Boys, release their forthcoming album, “Bakisimba - Uganda Folk Fusion”, which will be a landmark in international quality world music that features traditional Ugandan cultural chants, with emotive English lyric verses. Produced and arranged by acclaimed GRAMMY nominated record producer/world musician, Craig Pruess, this album will be submitted for a GRAMMY nomination in 2017. It is an exciting marked departure from the Ganda Boys’ other three music albums in that it focuses on a Ugandan folk orchestra sound coupled with their trademark vocals. Also, the beautifully woven drum rhythms of the album are taken from the drum patterns from across all the Ugandan tribes, yet the international level of the music arrangements/produced sound will be appreciated across the globe, giving a strong cultural impact, similar to how Ladysmith Black Mambazo put South African township close harmony singing on the international map, or Osibisa with Ghanaian music.

The Ganda Boys, Denis Mugagga, Craig Pruess and Daniel Sewagudde, were formed in 2008 after meeting at the breakthrough
BBC-TV prime time series, “Moses Jones”, which garnered them a British Academy Award nomination for Best Original Music. Their working ethos has always been to bring the best of Ugandan music to an international audience and weave authentic stories that inspire many nationalities to re-evaluated the riches of Ugandan culture and give a more balanced sense of the country’s history. In 2009, they founded the Ganda Foundation for charity work in Uganda.



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Mike R

Check it out!
Love this album! Infectious grooves; rich, soulful lead vocals; smooth, smooth backing vocals; and great production make this an especially welcome contribution to contemporary world music. Among the many excellent tracks, the Gabriel-esque Otugabudde and the wonderfully upbeat Engongole are personal favorites.


Awesome work
I loved listening to this album as there is so much emotion from the singers voice and the production is second to none. Some of the songs brought me great joy in the heart, even though I didn't understand the words, the delivery of tone, sound and production just lept out of the speakers. A truly beautiful and gifted work from all concerned. Well done the Ganda Boys!

Katryna Abel

Perfection is gorgeous
Fantastic album, keeps me a smiling every time i listen! Absolutely georgous vocals, they feel like they are cradeling your ears and production qaultiy is beautiful. This album can't be missed.

Frances Carter

Come to New Zealand!
Fantastic album. Beautiful harmonies so easy to listen to. The songs are very appealing to young and old. I would love Ganda Boys to perform at WOMAD in New Zealand . They would be a sensation!
Frances C