Monday, December 09th, 2013
Navio featuring Joanita Kawalya
Komawo Press Release
Afrigo Band has been at the pinnacle of the Ugandan music industry. Klear Kut were amongst the founders of Ugandan Hip Hop (UGAFLOW) and the move to take it continental.
Joanita Kawalya's voice helped to shape all of Uganda's popular music whilst Navio has set unprecedented continental head-way in a genre that was seen as strictly underground.
These two forces coming together could not become another club song. It had to mean more. On the song Navio's lyrics trace his story thus far, whilst touching on several Ugandan issues at large. Joanita lends a re-assuring hand to Navio on the song. Assuring him where his true home is and not to be misled too far from outside influences. This is a song that is needed in Uganda socially, as many people in this generation have been displaced. Their roots are Ugandan but God's plan and fate have put them in spheres that make it hard to identify. "Komawo" encapsulates that attempt to connect and show respect for ones own culture. Whilst Joanita takes an open and realistic stance not often seen by others in her generation. That of complete acceptance for those that would take the time to re-connect. This is by and large one of the best Ugandan Songs of all time.
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Thursday, December 05th, 2013
Remembering Philly Lutaaya
Form part of the lyrics to the late great Philly Bongoley Lutaaya’s hit single ‘Born in Africa’ released in the late 80s. This song and its accompanying album recorded at B10 B10 studios in Sweden in the same period is still a favourite in Uganda over fifteen years after it was released. According to Dr. Alban Nwapa, the Nigerian-Swedish musician who made his musical mark with Denniz Pop a few years later, Lutaaya was one of the greatest African musicians of the 80s.
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