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Omega – the new girl on the World Music Scene

May 18, 2008
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Omega Bugembe Okello
“Kiwomera Emmeeme” in stores May 27th
Omega World Music

http://www.omegaworldmusic.com/
http://www.myspace.com/omegaworldmusic

AUDIO: “MUJJE”

Enjoy Omega’s lead song “Mujje” (The Invitation) below. Mujje is an invitation to celebrate true life and satisfaction in God.

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BIO

Omega draws from her African, in particular Ugandan, roots to bless her listeners with a rich worldly flavour. Musically, she is old school in a new school kind of way, using her music as a medium of healing, loving, education, empowerment and celebration with well thought out lyrics and a memorable voice to boot.

Omega’s new CD, Kiwomera Emmeeme, which in Luganda means “it is sweet to the soul,” is an explosion of ethnic and western sounds. The album is a compilation of 10 songs; 8 of which she wrote. Most of the songs were originally written in English but translated to Luganda and Swahili. Omega incorporated the help of several people, including award-winning Ugandan songwriter Sylver Kyagulanyi to write the song Gunyuma ā€“ “Love is a wonderful thing.” She also collaborated with musicians from the USA, Madagascar, South Africa and Kenya to create an internationally stamped album. The song Tugilabilile, which means “Let’s take care of the earth,” was written for the environmentally conscious. She also recorded a slew of other songs including Gwe wangamba ā€“ “You said” and the album’s debut single, Mujje – “The Invitation.”

Omega is on a quest to show the world the talented, happy, wealthy, musical Africa they are rarely exposed to. Her album, which is a reflection of her travels, flawlessly merges several cultures with tinges of jazz, blues, R &B, neo soul, gospel, contemporary and pop, blending with traditional African melodies. The instruments are a rich cultural assortment of fretless bass guitars, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, percussions, drums, keys traditional tube fiddle and African xylophones. Indeed, it is no wonder that her music has global appeal.

Kiwomera Emmeeme from Omega Okello is in stores and online May 27th, 2008.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Lauren permalink
    July 7, 2008 10:30 am

    Omegas new album is dropping tomorrow — so excited! Just saw this interview she did with DT (? woozyfly?)… talking about her new album, favorite Ugandan foods, and a bunch of other cool stuff.. Check it out

    http://www.woozyfly.com/theskinnydip

    — Lauren

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