Geoffrey Oryema
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1953-04-16
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Geoffrey Oryema

Geoffrey Oryema Biography (Wikipedia)

Geoffrey Oryema (born 16 April 1953) is an internationally renowned Ugandan musician. In 1977, at the age of 24 and at the height of Idi Amin's power, Oryema was smuggled across the Ugandan border in the trunk of a car, after the murder of his father, Erinayo Wilson Oryema, who was a cabinet minister in the government of Amin, beginning a life in exile.

He sings in the languages of his youth, Swahili and Acholi, the languages of the lost country, the 'clear green land' of Uganda, and he also sings in English and French.

Oryema earned his international reputation on the release of his second album, Beat the Border. He has collaborated with Peter Gabriel and others, and was backed by French musicians including Jean-Pierre Alarcen (guitar) and Patrick Buchmann (drums, percussion, backing vocals), touring with WOMAD in Australia, the USA, Japan, Brasil and Europe. In 1994 the band performed at Woodstock 94 celebrating the 25th anniversary of the legendary festival. Gabriel's record label, Real World, helped with the first three of Oryema's albums, before his move to Sony International, a label established in France, where Oryema has lived since his exile.

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Sardinia Memories
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Land Of Anaka
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Passage at Dusk
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Makambo
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Ye Ye Ye
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