Kodhi: Trevor Warren's Adventures With Ayub Ogada

by Ayub Ogada

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Ayub Ogada invited Trevor Warren to Kenya in 2012 after talking about the possibility of creating a new record together. Trevor arrived in Nairobi armed with a portable recording studio and a two week plan to come back with enough content to make an album. On their shared adventure, Ayub and Trevor encountered Kenyan dust, travelling preachers, Kenyan gin, wild animals, wild people, and - of course - wonderful music.

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released April 20, 2015

1. DERO – Ayub Ogada – vocals, nyatiti; Trevor Warren – spanish guitar, shaker; Isaac Gem – vocals, steel string guitar; Tim Watson – udu, shaker

2. I PARA ANGO YAWA – Ayub Ogada – vocals, nyatiti ; Trevor Warren – spanish guitar; Isaac Gem – vocals; Tim Watson – Kpanlogo congas; Hossam Ramzy – goat hooves, angel bells; Dudley Phillips – double bass

3. KODHI – Ayub Ogada – vocals, nyatiti; Trevor Warren – spanish and electric guitars, vocals, whistle, indian bells; Isaac Gem – vocals; Hossam Ramzy – djembe; Dom Lawrance – electric bass

4. OTENGA – Ayub Ogada – nyatiti; Trevor Warren – spanish guitar ; Isaac Gem – steel string guitar; Tim Watson – calabash, seeds, tama talking drum; Dudley Phillips – double bass

5. WARITARITA – Ayub Ogada – vocals, nyatiti; Trevor Warren – spanish guitar; Isaac Gem – vocals; Hossam Ramzy – djembe; Tim Watson – vocal percussion; Dudley Phillips – double bass

6. HARMONIC – Ayub Ogada – vocals, nyatiti, bells; Trevor Warren – spanish guitar; Isaac Gem – electric bass, vocals; Hossam Ramzy – djembe, bell tree, karkaboo

7. CONVERSATION – Ayub Ogada – vocals, nyatiti; Trevor Warren – spanish guitar; Isaac Gem – vocals; Hossam Ramzy – riq, shaker; Dudley Phillips – electric bass

8. FUNERAL – Ayub Ogada – nyatiti, bells; Trevor Warren – spanish and electric guitars; Isaac Gem – steel string guitar; Tim Watson – udu, tama, gongoma; Dudley Phillips – double bass

9. EXTREME – Ayub Ogada – vocals, nyatiti; Trevor Warren – spanish guitar; Isaac Gem – vocals, steel string guitar; Hossam Ramzy – djembe; Tim Watson – tama ; Dudley Phillips – double bass; Hugo Ross – guest vocals

10. TRADITIONAL – Ayub Ogada – nyatiti; Trevor Warren – spanish guitar; Tim Watson – indian bells, clave, dundun, gankoqui bells, shekere; Dudley Phillips – double bass

11. A PRAYER – Ayub Ogada – vocals, nyatiti, bells; Trevor Warren – spanish guitar, vocals, shaker; Isaac Gem – vocals; Hossam Ramzy – djembe, duf, finger cymbals; Tim Watson – shekere; Dudley Phillips – electric bass

All tracks composed by Ayub Ogada/Isaac Gem/Trevor Warren Basic tracks recorded on location in and around Nairobi and in The Rift Valley, Kenya, March 2012.

Engineered by Isaac Gem; Dudley Phillips bass recorded in London by Dill Katz; Additional Recording in the UK by Trevor Warren and Hossam Ramzy; Mixed and Produced by Trevor Warren; Remixed and Mastered by Stuart Bruce; Executive Production by Rob Bozas; Photography by Julia Ross, Isaac Gem and Trevor Warren; Front Cover Photograph by Julia McKay; Album Design by Alice Tapson and The Duchess

Eternal thanks to all involved named above and Camilla Wirseen, Prasad Velankar, Alan Donovan and the African Heritage House Nairobi, the Ross family at Fisherman’s Camp Naivasha, Alex Hall, Rob Bozas and everyone who have enabled Kodhi to grow into such a beautiful creation.

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