Having worked with the Engineers at Yamaha Corporation to embed African percussion sounds, Styles and voices on the Yamaha Keyboards, Wole Oni gives us a bite of how it sounds in the release of Christmas Gbedu.
‘Christmas Gbedu’ is a tribute to a living legend – Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey. It is a Juju medley of some of his classics, some public domain Christmas Yoruba songs, Nigerian declarative and praise songs. The fusion of Retro Juju music elements and new age sound embellished with mellifluous vocal variations will leave you permanently enthralled.
In the words of the multi award winning, multi-instrumentalist Yamaha Ambassador and consultant, who is also a UN International Youth and Peace Ambassador –
I celebrate God for this invaluable gift and talent. Jesus is the Kabiyesi over all. To all my family, friends and fans, this is for you. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
August Last year, we received the news that music Producer and arranger Wole Oni is working with Yamaha Corporation to programme voices and sounds like Talking Drums, Iya Ilu, Big Bata, Sekere, Dundun and Agogo) with African styles and rhythm (Party-Juju, AfroBeats and High-life) electronically into a keyboard (Yamaha PSR SX Series).
Over the years, Juju Music is almost relegated to the background, but on this Miliki Juju track – Amb. Wole Oni brings back to this dispensation – a richly blended cocktail, beautiful ornamentation, crafted and garnished with melodic guitar phrases, Hawaiian flavour, and an astonishing percussion ensemble. An absolute good music lover’s delight!
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