Three Beautiful Journeys, One Man

Lapwony; An African Odysseus

‘…every artist has his tools and instruments and intimacy with them  gives birth to art…I say

Geoffrey Oryema in his journeys with his mum in the The Heartbeat of Africa travelled across Uganda taking in our varied cultural spectrum as well as learning that tasty soup is masterfully flavoured. His parents taught him to play the nanga(the seven string harp), lukeme(metal thumb-piano).  As a teenager, he learned to play the guitar too. The three instruments created a sound in his mind that you hear in basically all his music. It’s not really guitar. It’s a fused evolution of sound pounded on his guitar. I hear it loudest in the song Lapwony .

With a passion for the creative arts, he joined Uganda’s Drama School of Academy after which  he elected to become  an actor, and so he started Theatre Ltd, a drama company. As with all his works, it would seem his soul…

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