Geoffrey Oryema

Geoffrey Oryema

As Idi Amin’s lunacy crescendoed, Geoffrey Oryema fled Uganda immediately following the assassination of his father. In exile, his music flourished. His talent caught the eye of Peter Gabriel and a few other giants of the music industry in western Europe. Oryema weaves an enigmatic tapestry of emotion. His music is subtle, even easy going, with a tinge of haunting angst. You can feel the full charm of Acholi, his mother-tongue, when Oryema sings. It’s nearly impossible to find a peer to Geoffrey Oryema.

Exile 1990

Land of Anaka




Beat the Border 1993

The River

Kel Kweyo


Spirit 2000

See Me Lakayana


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