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Afrigo continue reign with ‘Vol. 21’

By Vision Reporter

Added 25th June 2009 03:00 AM

AFTER what seems like a very long wait, Afrigo are back with a new album titled ‘Volume 21.’ They wrote and recorded this album mindful of weddings and customary introduction ceremonies.

AFTER what seems like a very long wait, Afrigo are back with a new album titled ‘Volume 21.’ They wrote and recorded this album mindful of weddings and customary introduction ceremonies.

By Joseph Batte
AFTER what seems like a very long wait, Afrigo are back with a new album titled ‘Volume 21.’ They wrote and recorded this album mindful of weddings and customary introduction ceremonies.

Don Canta, who often juggles lead and back-up roles in the band, lightens the hearts with his sweet tenor in Swahili. The production remains as funky and sensual as Afrigo. Moses Matovu and crew weave love to entertain and their fans are never disappinted.

When Canta exposes his musical art backed-up by instrumental beats, the intent is to thank the bride-to-be for dragging the groom-to-be to her parents for the customary marriage.

Fans fell in love with Moses Matovu’s saxophone and the deeply rich undertones of the bass guitar. One of the standout tracks titled ‘Sirina Reverse’ plays an evolution of their trademark midtempo ‘Endongo Semadong’ featuring J.J Otieno.

The talented guitarist and orchestrat provides a seamless blend of live instruments and sequenced drums. ‘Ngenze N’oono’ shows Moses Matovu backed by the smooth sweet tenor of the late Charles Sekyanzi and Eddy Yawe.

While the crowds witnessed and danced to the new make-up of Afrigo band, memories of Billy Mutebi’s ‘Proscovia, were dragged from the archives to satisfy those nostalgic cravings we harbour.

Structured in the old Congolese format, Afrigo Band’s remarkable, innovative playing throughout the anthemic tracks makes the music shine with the glint of successful experimentation of Bakisimba drums.

‘Volume 21’ is a brilliant work that exemplifies Afrigo’s legacy. Most die-hard Afrigo fans will embrace this work out of principle filled with a solid piece of musical art.

Afrigo continue reign with ‘Vol. 21’

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