Stream adfree or purchase cds and mp3s now on amazon. Fans feeling the benga music during the ayub ogada tribute concert held at the alliance francaise gardens on february 27, 2019. In this year of losses, this tops them all for me, osusa said. Quayle helped by his friend sandy woodrowdanny huston, embarks in a dangerous journey which will take various countries risking. Longtime pedro almodovar collaborator alberto iglesias provides a soft, spacious, and ultimately devastating score that utilizes native instrumentation like the marimba, thumb harp, and ronroco. Prior to a lot of travel and his eventual settling in england, ayub ogada was a member of the luo tribe from a wedge of northern kenya pinched between uganda and tanzania. Trivia kibera, the citywithinacity, nairobi, in kenya, welcomed the production for over a week. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Theres no sign at the gate identifying the house owner but people in the rural village of nyahera all know the great musician who lives in their midst. Ogada s music is based on repetitious patterns plucked on the nyatiti, a stringed instrument reminiscent of the lyre. He is a descendant of the luo people of western kenya and was influenced by their musical heritage by. Job seda, better known as ayub ogada, is a kenyaborn singer. After a stint in nairobi, ogada moved his base to kisumu where he set up a studio and partnered with bassist and engineer isaac gem.
It featured in the constant gardener 2006, nbcs the philanthropist, the rio 2016 olympics opening ceremony, and a guinness advertising campaign throughout africa. Cast and crew credits for constant gardener, the, 2005, directed by fernando meirelles, with john keogh, brigid m kakenyi, daniele harford, at turner classic movies. The original score and songs were composed and produced by alberto iglesias. The constant gardener needs a little time to pick up, but when coming up to full speed, you cant stop reading. Ayub ogada was born in 1956 in mombasa, kenya as job seda. Ayub ogada kothbiro from the constant gardener sheet music. Ayub ogada job seda, mombasa, kenya, 1956 1 february 2019 was a kenyan. Simply backing himself albeit with virtuosic ease on an east african lyre called a nyatiti, this record introduced ayub as a performer of great charm, his warm vocals never leaving centre stage. Camera angles colour music lighting dialogue camera movement acting editing between scenes.
No other artists music felt like ayubs, as he was utterly unique and impossible to imitate either vocally or lyrically. Fernando meirelles and the constant gardener on august 30, 2005 october 17, 20 by n. The constant gardener commission provided him with the resources to make the move back to kenya in 2008. Hal leonard digital sheet music at sheet music plus. Ogadas music is based on repetitious patterns plucked on the nyatiti, a stringed instrument reminiscent of the lyre. Kenyan singer and songwriter job seda popularly known as ayub ogada has died. Twotime academy award nominee ralph fiennes and rachel weisz head the cast of the romantic thriller the constant gardener, adapted by jeffrey caine from the novel of the same name by john le carre and filmed on location in berlin, london and nairobi and numerous other parts of kenya. Ogadas legacy lives on in his influence business daily. Jan 16, 2016 composed in the late 1970s, his voice reaches the soul, the lyrics of a simple life in the village with the rain coming and the cattle being brought home. Ayub ogadas life is a prime demonstration of the wonders of cultural collision. Nov 26, 2016 shimy is a fanfiction author that has written 30 stories for atlantis, how to train your dragon, broken sword, and castle. I believe he has tapped deeply into the root of life. The constant gardner original motion picture soundtrack. Job seda 1956 1 february 2019, better known as ayub ogada, was a kenyan singer.
Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The film concerns about an obstinate and mildmannered widow named justin quayle ralph fiennes,the constant gardener,he must discover the wife s death named tess rachel weisz. Find and compare hundreds of millions of new books, used books, rare books. Playing the nyatiti, an ancient east african lyrelike instrument, while simultaneously shaking bells on his legs, ogada begins to sing and the listener is immediately entranced. Luo singer and nyatiti player ayub ogada received widespread exposure in 2005 when two of his songs were featured in alberto iglesias academy awardnominated score for fernando mereilles film adaptation of the constant gardener. The road to ayub ogada s house is like any other in rural kenya. The constant gardener is a 2005 thriller film directed by fernando meirelles. This includes data values and the controlled vocabularies that house them. Gregory porter performs its probably me at the polar music prize ceremony 2017 duration.
Shot in kenya, city of god director fernando meirelles the constant gardener is a taut political thriller that follows the murder of an activist in south africa. Walter koga right playing the nyatiti and caled saka on the drums performing on stage during the ayub ogada tribute concert held at the alliance francaise gardens on february 27, 2019. Longtime pedro almodovar collaborator alberto iglesias provides a soft, spacious, and. Complete card of the the constant gardener movie of 2005. Set mainly in kenya, its a murder mystery about a woman who wrote a scathing report about a drug company that is using poor africans as test guinea pigs.
Mar 04, 2011 a fanmade trailer i made to teach myself how to use adobe premiere. The constant gardener by various artists on amazon music. This article needs additional citations for verification. His music was also used in the soundtrack for ewan mcgregor and charlie boormans bbc series long way round and long way down. From underground busking in london to performing on stage with peter gabriel, ayub ogadas charm is ever apparent. After writing this report she is murdered while on a trip to the turkana region of kenya. His music is known to have a natural feel to it, having songs of birds, the calls of animals and the sounds of children playing in the background. The nyatiti is heard in the sound track for the constant gardener while koth biro has been used in a number of movies. The rumours are that she was faithless, careless, but her husband justin, a. She appeared in the lagoon turkanalocation of human beings origin at a remote zone of northern kenya. Ayub has also acted under his birth name, job seda.
He also released, dicholo in 2005 and koth biro 1993 which was featured soundtrack in the movie the constant gardener which was a political thriller shot in kenya. A yub ogada is regarded as one of the greatest kenyan artists of all time. His music has also been heard on the soundtrack of the 2005 film the constant gardener and collaborates with susheela raman on several tracks on her salt rain album, such as o rama. Night of the hunter the name is weisz, rachel weisz bitneni the constant gardener rotten tomatoes. Twotime academy award nominee ralph fiennes and rachel weisz head the cast of the romantic thriller the constant gardener, adapted by jeffrey. Print and download kothbiro from the constant gardener sheet music. He was a singer favoring the nyatiti as his characteristic instrument. Feb 16, 2020 if a brilliant african sunset could be bottled up in a song, it would probably sound like kothbiro, although the word itself means rain is coming. Job seda born 1956, better known as ayub ogada, is a kenyaborn singer. Job seda, better known as ayub ogada, was a kenyan singer. Musician ayub ogada performs kothbiro his song from the film the constant gardener at nairobi gallery on september 6, 2015. It is the fact that so much joyful sound comes from one man that most entices me. Tessacompanion,an african medic named blum,he has fled and is the prime suspect. Albums include en mana kuoyo, the constant gardener, and the constant gardener.
Goats and soda this summer, kenya came to washington, d. From the movie the constant gardener a great film and the music is wonderful. There are no frills, apart from a minimal adornment added by trevor warrens spanish guitar. Ayub ogada lyrics, songs, albums and more at songmeanings. Ayub ogada is a musician who draws inspiration from his life experiences and from the nature that surrounds him in his home in kisumu, kenya. May 01, 2015 ayub ogadas kothbiro, sung to a nyatiti the kenyan lute in what sounds like a pool of moonlight, has been a staple of world music compilations ever since 1993. It featured in the constant gardener 2006, nbcs the philanthropist. Over the years, the song has received widespread recognition through its popularity on film and tv soundtracks. Confirming what schoolmaster david mogambi nyakambi said, reports suggesting that kibera would be hostile and dangerous were not found to be the case by the cast and crew of the constant gardener 2005. A redearth single track leading to a gate, off the kisumukakamega highway in western kenya.
Artists, runners and maasai elders were part of the smithsonian folklife festival. Ayub ogada, the legendary kenyan musician, who popularised. Download ayub ogada kothbiro from the constant gardener sheet music notes and chords for piano. Datasets available include lcsh, bibframe, lc name authorities, lc classification, marc codes, premis vocabularies, iso language codes, and more. Thompson in 2005, film near the end of the closing credits to the constant gardener, the following dedication appears on screen. Check out the constant gardener by various artists on amazon music. The book breathes life, anger and excitement observertessa quayle, a brilliant and beautiful young social activist, has been found brutally murdered by lake turkana in nairobi. Ayubs music is on the soundtracks of films such as i dreamed of africa 2000, the constant gardener 2005 and samsara 2011. With such an impressive repertoire, ironically, the singer had to wait till 2011 to receive his first award. Tribute to music legend ayub ogada new african magazine. Ayub was also included in the making of queen elizabeth iis diamond jubilee song which was played by the commonwealth band and gary barlow and andrew lloyd webber directed it. The constant gardener is the original soundtrack of the 2005 academy award and golden globe winning film the constant gardener starring ralph fiennes and rachel weisz. A consummate musician, his eclectic musical life included stadium tours supporting peter gabriel, an oscar nomination for. They spoke with us about music, goats and fusing tradition and modernity.
Legendary musician ayub ogada passes on nairobi news. Alberto iglesias the constant gardener original motion. The constant gardener by alberto iglesias, alberto iglesias, alberto. Ayubs music is unique for its natural feel, including the chirping of. He plays the traditional nyatiti, an eightstringed lyre favoured by the luo people of western kenya. The official screenplay book tiein to the highly acclaimed international thriller from bestselling novelist john le carre and academy awardnominated director fernando meirelles city of god, starring ralph fiennes and rachel weisz. On en mana kuoyo meaning just sand, he sings mellifluous, almost hypnotic, and yet ultimately lackadaisical melodies concerning home, his instrument, the weather, and injustice. The death of ayub ogada last week at the age of 63 has robbed.
Jul 08, 2014 meet the musicians and storytellers of kenya. Kenyan singer and musician ayub ogadas song kothbiro is one of. He was born in 1956 in mombassa as job seda, a descendant of the proud luo people of western kenya. Their experience was unforgettable and, for many, exhilarating. Tessacompanion,an african medic named blum,he has fled. The making of the new album kodhi by ayub ogada goes back to 2012 when british guitarist trevor warren travelled to kenya to. The film concerns about an obstinate and mildmannered widow named justin quayleralph fiennes,the constant gardener,he must discover the wife s death named tessrachel weisz. Ayub ogada kothbiro from the constant gardener sheet. That is the start of a fascinating cat and mouse game, where the protagonist tries to outsmart the dominant powerhouse. The nyatiti is heard in the sound track for the constant gardener while koth biro has been used in a number of movies, tv productions and concerts around the world. A thrilling story, and like i said before, with a mind blowing ending.
The constant gardener rotten tomatoes spirit of the beehive. Ayub ogada was also an actor landing major roles in films including the academy award winning out of africa and kitchen toto. At the inaugural african heritage awards held in nairobi in 2011, he was honored for his outstanding contribution to african music. Probably a good track to start with is kothbiro which was featured on the soundtrack to the constant gardener and might be called haunting a rare excursion out of essentially major tonality on the album. Trevor warrens adventures with ayub ogada was released on long tale recordings on 20 april 2015. Ayub ogada kothbiro the constant gardener duration. The constant gardener is based on the book by john le carre of the same title. The linked data service provides access to commonly found standards and vocabularies promulgated by the library of congress.460 623 1444 1136 907 1436 1246 1263 17 1089 596 957 1391 550 739 1377 211 258 502 1398 1382 1264 406 332 350 1494 654 717 1319 543 1429 1394 1355 648 687 1466 1193 524 201 832 133