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Beat the Border
Geoffrey Oreyama
Beat the Border
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop
 
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On this album, the powerful roots of Oryema's African heritage have a more subtle influence on his music. One of the cornerstones of this recording is French guitarist Jean-Pierre Alarcen, who wrote the music for 'Hard Lab...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Geoffrey Oreyama
Title: Beat the Border
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Real World
Release Date: 11/5/1993
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Africa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 017046233323

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On this album, the powerful roots of Oryema's African heritage have a more subtle influence on his music. One of the cornerstones of this recording is French guitarist Jean-Pierre Alarcen, who wrote the music for 'Hard Labour' and co-composed 'The River'.

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Michael Freitag | Joliet, IL USA | 04/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Like many of the reviewers I discovered G through a music sampler. Market Day was the song (also on this record). Oryema's voice really caught my ear with his awesome lows. There is a somber tone to most of his songs here, but they are very captivating and powerful in a empathetic way. You can feel the hurt/pain in his voice sometimes. Some songs are in English, others are in Acholi, which the book notes kindly translate. Though I only have this cd, I anxiously await the others I have already ordered! This guy has me hooked. I don't have a vast knowledge of contemporary African music, but I enjoy his mixture of traditional and modern sound/technology. I would recommend this CD to anyone who want ot hear something new and unique from the doldrums of the garbage the radio churns out on a daily basis."