Bakuseka Majja Matta Group: The group leader is 76 year old Nathan Matta Nyende. Nathan started playing in 1952 and was blinded in 1958 with an eye problem. Their style of music is Kisoga which both educates and entertains.
The group are Fred Tavakumuwa on the tube fiddle; Kisame Ndaba on the thumb piano; Kirunda Awali on the flute and Nathan Matta Nyende, the lead vocalist and also playing the thumb piano.
“Abalimperekera Baliba Muganda”: When I die, those that will escort me to be buried, will be many.
“Enumba Y’eisubi Esana Buko”: If a woman refuses you, you go with a match and burn down her grass thatched house.
“Atyamiisa Asekerera Adagha”: A person who is doing well will always laugh at one who is struggling.
“Otabona Bukaire”: Even if I am old now, I’m still suitable for marriage.
22nd November 2013
Gately on the Nile Hotel, Jinja, Uganda
Steve Kivutia, Ketebul Music & Andy Patterson, Abubilla Music. Mixed by Andy Patterson
Patrick Ondiek, Ketebul Music; Jimmy Allen and Victoria Denison, Abubilla Music