1/
Skip to main content

Abayudaya: Music from the Jewish People of Uganda

Various Artists
Abayudaya: Music from the Jewish People of Uganda
View Cart
Buy CD $14.98
Buy CD $14.98
View Cart
Download $9.99
Download $9.99

Abayudaya: The Music of the Jews of Uganda presents a unique collection of African-Jewish music in which the rhythms and harmonies of Africa blend with Jewish celebration and traditional Hebrew prayer. This compelling repertoire is rooted in local Ugandan music and infused with rich choral singing, Afro-pop, and traditional drumming. The repertoire includes lullabies, political and children's song, religious rituals, hymns, and celebratory music, with song texts in Hebrew, English, and several Ugandan languages. This singular community of African people living committed Jewish lives has survived persecution and isolation and asserts, "We have been saved by our music." 24 tracks.

LYRICS

Additional notes, lyrics, and translations available here.

AWARDS
2005 GRAMMY Award Nominee for Best Traditional World Album

Track Listing

icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
101
Psalm 136 Abayudaya congregation, led by J.J. Keki 3:27
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
102
Katonda Oyo Nalimana (God Is All-Knowing) Abayudaya congregation in Namatumba, led by Basiki Walugo 4:12
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
103
Hiwumbe Awumba (God Creates And Then Destroys) Michael Mawoni 2:34
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
104
Mwana Ta Li Tambula (The child will never walk) Phyllis Nafuna 1:22
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
105
Mwana, Ngolera (Baby, Keep Quiet) Tziporah Naisi 0:52
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
106
Tulo, Tulo (Sleep, Sleep) Phyllis Nafuna 0:55
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
107
I Am A Soldier Abayudaya children who attend the Hadassah Nursery School 0:50
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
108
Mi Khamokhah (Who is like you, O God?) Abayudaya children who attend the Hadassah Nursery School 0:21
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
109
Kabbila (The Patch Of Forest) Abayudaya children who attend public school in Namanyonyi 3:53
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
110
Twagala Torah (We Love the Torah) Abayudaya children who attend public school in Namanyonyi 1:36
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
111
We Are Happy Abayudaya congregation, Gershom Sizomu (guitar and vocal solo), and John Mark Nkoola ( keyboard) 3:29
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
112
Adon Olam (Master Of The World) Abayudaya congregation 1:56
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
113
Lekhah, Dodi (Come, My Beloved) Abayudaya congregation, solo by J.J. Keki 5:23
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
114
Psalm 92 Abayudaya congregation 5:02
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
115
Psalm 93 Abayudaya congregation 2:47
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
116
Kiddush And Motzi (Sabbath Blessing Over Wine And Bread) Sung by Gershom Sizomu with Abayudaya community response 1:14
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
117
Psalm 121 Sung by Members of the Nasenyi community, led by Rena bat Esther 1:34
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
118
Maimuna A chorus of Abayudaya and Bagisu women in Nangola 2:16
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
119
Hinei Ma Tov (Behold How Good [It Is For Brothers To Dwell Together) Abayudaya congregation 1:27
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
120
Ali Omu Yekka (My only one) Abayudaya congregation, led by J.J. Keki 4:48
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
121
Psalm 150 Abayudaya congregation 3:36
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
122
Deuteronomy 32:8 Samson Mugombe 0:38
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
123
Deuteronomy 32:39-43 Gershom Sizomu, J.J. Keki, Aaron Kintu Moses, and their mother, Devorah 3:39
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
124
Psalm 130 Abayudaya congregation 1:52
TOP

.