When I receive an album to master I’ll work on it and usually be done in a day. Not the case with Deane Ogden’s latest album project Kwela. I’ve loved being part of this album for just over a year and seeing it grow into what you’ll hear.
Following on from his 2013 solo album Eastern Chronicle, a world music album written and produced on a mobile recording rig while traveling through the Orient and South Pacific Islands for eighteen months, this time Deane journeyed to Africa for his Kwela musical inspiration.
This album sees Deane beautifully blend South African styles and performers with 80s style pop for a wonderful world fusion! A labour of love crafted for your enjoyment!!
Pop over to iTunes now and experience it now!! Kwela by Deane Ogden.
You have to see the list of people that were involved in this album.
Written, produced, engineered, and mixed by
Horn arrangements by
JIM CLYBOURN and DEANE OGDEN
Additional voice design by
Art direction and design by
Art design concept by
CURDIE MWETOBA and DEANE OGDEN
Portrait photography by
Cameroonian language translation by
Massai & Kenyan language translation by
Swahili & Lugandan language translation
by MARLIE NENI-BRYSON
Tswana & Afrikaans language translation
by JORDYNN TOWNE and VERONICA LOOK
West African contracting by
South African contracting by
GIG JOOSTE and NATHAN KALENGA
DEANE OGDEN: drums, percussion, electric and fretless bass guitar, electric lead, rhythm, textured and acoustic guitars, cat gut and keytone guitar, array mbira, balafon, balu and dualah flutes, bass bolon, bone horn, kora, koramand, marimbas, ngoni, recorder, reed pipe, vocoder, Hammond B3, Multi Moog, Synthaxe, Wurlitzer 200 electric piano, piano, keyboards and Fairlight programming
ZEP BABIAN, MACK CHIBESA, BRONSIL CHIPO, DEEDI IBIM, NATHAN KALENGA, TEMWANI KALENGA, KAYODI TATENDA, JORDYNN TOWNE and DEANE OGDEN: lead vocals
ROB EISLER and STEVE OUIMETTE: rhythm guitars
ILONGOMO BENDABO: penny whistle
GLEN DOLL: harmonica
ROB EISLER, MIKE HOLT, and JO “BOMBO” ZEGWE: lead electric guitars
PANOS KOLIAS: accordion
SIMON HARRISON: Nyangile soundbox and African fiddle
NTOMBI BOKEENA, RIANNE FENNELLER, MATHILDA GREYLING, GABRIANNE GOWERS, DEEDI IBIM, ANNABELLE ISAACS, KATHLEEN ISAACS, MEGAN JOOSTE, TERRENCE JOOSTE, NATHAN KELENGA, TEMWANI KELENGA, BRITTA NELSON-PRICE, PATRICIA ODENDAAL, TYLER ROSALI, SIPHO SOLOMON, KAYODI TATENDA, JORDYNN TOWNE, and and DEANE OGDEN: background vocals
THE SOWETO HORNS
JIM CLYBOURN: trumpet
NATHAN KALENGA: tenor and alto saxophone
RELI OONGOMI: trombone
BONNY DEEVERS: baritone saxophone