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Ayub Ogada — Kothbiro
Album: En Mana Kuoyo
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7.1

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Total ratings: 2081









Released: 1993
Length: 5:27
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Hah Hahye hahye aye hahye
Om maam pum imjya
Kothbiro
Ke luru do ketaa-lha
Om maam pum imjya
Kothbiro
Ke luru do ketaa-lha
Hah
Hahye hahye aye hahye
Om maam pu...

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(From lyricstranslate.com)

Kothbiro (rain is coming)
Auma do you hear what I say
The rain is on it's way
Return our cattle home
Yaye the children
What is it that you think you do?
The rain is on it's way
Return our cattle home.
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Thank You B&R
 MrStatenIsle wrote:
I haven't a clue what a 'kothbiro' is, but love this song. The film I first heard it in is an all-time favorite of mine too. Ah,  the power of music.
 
His voice is beautiful!
this was a song where I thought the whole was less thn the sum of its parts. Each aspect was skillful, but I found it repetitive rather than hypnotic. This despite the sweet vocals etc. 
 AnchorMan wrote:
 Bakaretsu wrote:
FYI . Ayub Ogada Ogada is of the Luo tribe of northwest Kenya. In this song a cattle herder, seeing a storm coming, quietly tells his children to bring in the cows.
 As a hearder  of cows, I wonder why he needs to bring the cows in, they're not going to blow away!

but I like the song none the less.

 He's a cow whisperer, not a cow hearder.

WOW! What a beautiful song...
I haven't a clue what a 'kothbiro' is, but love this song. The film I first heard it in is an all-time favorite of mine too. Ah,  the power of music.
Beautiful. Atmospheric.
Captivating!
Sitting on the terrace this evening in Mexico with a warm, tropical, light breeze, looking at the ocean and the lights of the old town, a Margaretta and a nice cigar at hand, this song fits the mood perfectly. I stick by my rating of 9.
Long live RP.
 cptbuz wrote:
everytime I hear this I am transported to a world I know nothing about but want to absorb in its entirety.
 
THIS! 
Excellent segue from Lost on the River from the New Basement Tapes.
VERY, VERY pretty sound!
Thanks Bill for such a beautiful calming song
everytime I hear this I am transported to a world I know nothing about but want to absorb in its entirety.
Beautiful.
The Constant Gardener brought me here.
Come on RP, this song has been WAY overplayed.
I have had this song on CD for years ....as Geoffrey Oreyema.  Yes....the album is Exile..you are playing it now!!  Anyway, beautiful!
Wow, I was sure that was Geoffrey Oryema.  Beautiful music.

Thank you, I will definitely look into it!

 

jambo wrote:


this song is included on trance planet vol.2. lots of good international music similar if you don't just go straight to ogada. if you're interested in more african music a good place to start is fela kuti. 

this is a laid back song, but very cool stuff awaits you if you go off the beaten track.

tuba fami ke's tomba fama ke 
 

 lukenigel wrote:

This song isn't by Sublime you idiot
 
sub·lime

ADJECTIVE

sublimer (comparative adjective) · sublimest (superlative adjective)

of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe.

"Mozart's sublime piano concertos" ·

"experiences that ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous"

synonyms: exalted · elevated · noble · lofty · awe-inspiring ·

 

I'm sure they will enjoy hearing your apology.

 quintana wrote:
I love this song so much! Can anyone recommend something similar? Even on the album this song's musical style stands out pretty much.

 
this song is included on trance planet vol.2. lots of good international music similar if you don't just go straight to ogada. if you're interested in more african music a good place to start is fela kuti. 

this is a laid back song, but very cool stuff awaits you if you go off the beaten track.

tuba fami ke's tomba fama ke 
 MilesW wrote:
so absorbing, hypnotic... sublime...

 
This song isn't by Sublime you idiot
I love this song so much! Can anyone recommend something similar? Even on the album this song's musical style stands out pretty much.
 sunflowerbee wrote:
{#Meditate}            {#Meditate}           {#Meditate}
 
Ommmmmmmm....
Very, very special.
Best music for DMT trip
Is that a h4ng drum throughout?
Please make it stop.
 Raphael303 wrote:
somebody voted this a 1? wtf? 

 
64 sombodies as of 10/6/2017. I agree - WTF? 
Pretty, but let's give Geoffrey Oryema his due for having created almost exactly this sound.
so absorbing, hypnotic... sublime...
Makes me want to see the movie again.


 Raphael303 wrote:
somebody voted this a 1? wtf? 

 
Every song in the RP library has some "1" votes.
Beautiful juxtaposition of rhythm and melody. Rain is on it's way. So simple and haunting.
Melodic and memorable, this gives me chills.
 Raphael303 wrote:
somebody voted this a 1? wtf? 

 
No accounting for taste, eh! I love the international music that RP plays 
somebody voted this a 1? wtf? 
{#Meditate}            {#Meditate}           {#Meditate}
 Grammarcop wrote:
Haunting.

 


I concur. 

Haunting.
Such a beautiful song with beautiful memories for me
 Limpopoking wrote:
Awesome... never heard of him before. Thanks RP.

 


Awesome... never heard of him before. Thanks RP.
SO good and soothing. Makes me feel like I'm in different time & dimension.
Beautiful and haunting.  I'm gonna have to buy one of his albums.  Recommendations from one of his fans?
Gorgeous.....
Always puts me in a trance every time this song plays.
Spartan music at its best. 
Absolutly beautiful.
 oldfart48 wrote:
bill, thank you, more Mali please those folks invented soul........MORE ALI ON RY WOULD BE COSMIC....................BLUES THAT IS.........{#Bounce}

 
This artist has nothing to do with Mali.  Ayub Ogada is Luo, from Kenya.  Other side of the continent.  Gorgeous tune. 


soothing and beautiful for my exhausted-yet-creative mood on a friday evening.......
I feel that he's singing the song of my youth..I still don't understand it, but I miss it ;)
bill, thank you, more Mali please those folks invented soul........MORE ALI ON RY WOULD BE COSMIC....................BLUES THAT IS.........{#Bounce}
look I dont care what anyone has to say this is bad ass and the way RP puts it together . get out!!!!!!!!!!!
 BillG wrote:
I'll second the spoiler alert below — and I'll also strongly second the recommendation for the movie (The Constant Gardener). It's absolutely brilliant — sad, joyous, painful, and achingly beautiful, with gorgeous location scenery (in Kenya) and stellar performances from Ralph Fiennes and Rachael Weiss.
 

I agree...

that movie came out in 2005— three years before you posted this...  seems like a long time ago, now...  time flies when we're having fun...  sigh...

love this music...
 
anyea anyea
no kidding ~! 
 Papernapkin wrote:
Johhny, judging by your list of favorites, you, my friend, are stuck. Do you wear bell bottoms?

Kothbiro is a masterpiece.
Johnny_Wave wrote:
Sucks out loud
 
 
Perhaps not 'out-loud' but it is shit. And bell-bottoms, are back in.
Johhny, judging by your list of favorites, you, my friend, are stuck. Do you wear bell bottoms?

Kothbiro is a masterpiece.
Johnny_Wave wrote:
Sucks out loud
 


 perryandcaro wrote:
Another 'stop and smell the flowers' moment courtesy of RP. No wonder I find it hard to get work done around here! 

Thanks Bill. 
 
..........smiley...............
{#Daisy}
 planet3one9 wrote:
This on the heels of clapton's river of tears...another reason why there's no other radio than the paradise you're in
 
{#Yes}
Sucks out loud
stunning...
My first listen was in the "Songs from the Coffee Lands" from Putumayo Music, incredible record.
 planet3one9 wrote:
This on the heels of clapton's river of tears...another reason why there's no other radio than the paradise you're in
 
absolutely!
This on the heels of clapton's river of tears...another reason why there's no other radio than the paradise you're in
Thought that was cowherd Sting doing the back line.

 handyrae wrote:
This is so beautiful that it almost brings tears to my eyes.
 
Word.
This is so beautiful that it almost brings tears to my eyes.
I love this entire CD
 RedTopFireBelow wrote:
PLEASE............... STOP THE MUSIC!     I like the beat but yikes, it's NEVER ENDING....!    My ears hurt now!!!!

{#Stop}
 
Do it yourself, buddy! Many of us are here to enjoy what causes you so much pain.


 Stingray wrote:

LOVELY!


PS
I am surprised this is from Kenya
not Mali!

 
{#Ask} Why?

It has typical Luo influences, unlike Yabo music from the Hasa Melo

LOVELY!


PS
I am surprised this is from Kenya
not Mali!

Very cool song!
Hey Bill,  your voice is smooth this morning..keep up the excellence...thanks
PLEASE............... STOP THE MUSIC!     I like the beat but yikes, it's NEVER ENDING....!    My ears hurt now!!!!

{#Stop}
SPECIAL!
you guys play this song WAY too much. seriously.
Is that Cuba Gooding Jr. on the cover?
beauty. soothes the savage beast within.
Seriously.

 
Eveland wrote:
Sounds like a broken record. Will someone bump the turntable.
 


Sounds like a broken record. Will someone bump the turntable.
 Eric_Denison wrote:
Makes it hard to get anything done when a voice like this comes on.  You just have to stop and listen.  Thanks, much.
 
Nice

Makes it hard to get anything done when a voice like this comes on.  You just have to stop and listen.  Thanks, much.
This got me thinking 'far away' thoughts....{#Yes}

{#Sunny} {#Sleep} 8.
Love love love this song.
Another 'stop and smell the flowers' moment courtesy of RP. No wonder I find it hard to get work done around here! 

Thanks Bill. 
"Aye"!
Wow.
 Bakaretsu wrote:
FYI . Ayub Ogada Ogada is of the Luo tribe of northwest Kenya. In this song a cattle herder, seeing a storm coming, quietly tells his children to bring in the cows.
 
Thanks for the info. Mind you, he could be singing the telephone directory for all I care, with such a smooth voice. And boy, does he have one shiny bonce! 7 from the entranced Nottingham jury.

On Peter Gabriel's "Real World" label.  26 reviews at Amazon, 24 of them - 5 stars, 2 of them - 4 stars.

Is it sleepy-bye time?
8 -> 9

Shivers all over.
Wow — this is just beautiful.
Amazing song, too bad those that have to have constant beat cannot enjoy it.  Thank you for the the wonderful world of music that you have introduced me to and keep up the good work!
 AnchorMan wrote:
 Bakaretsu wrote:
FYI . Ayub Ogada Ogada is of the Luo tribe of northwest Kenya. In this song a cattle herder, seeing a storm coming, quietly tells his children to bring in the cows.
 As a hearder  of cows, I wonder why he needs to bring the cows in, they're not going to blow away!

but I like the song none the less.

 
Having grown up on a farm, I agree.  Cows are pretty smart about weather too.  They can tell if it's going to be a short shower or a longer storm.  If it's short they'll continue grazing, if it'll be more serious, they'll seek cover in the barn or under trees before it starts.


A gorgeous song, subtleties of which apparently go right over some heads.  Shame about that.
Well put, I concur


 
Limpopoking wrote:
Dear Bill, I humbly request that you refrain from heeding those with appreciation deficit, and keep feeding us the grapes of world music. Thx a mil

 


A snoozer, a channel-changer


thanks Bill for bringing interesting world music to our ears!  Now, if you could seriously cut back on the byrned-out talking heads . . .    :)
 kaybee wrote:
Sublimely beautiful
 
Agreed.

Sublimely beautiful
 Bakaretsu wrote:
FYI . Ayub Ogada Ogada is of the Luo tribe of northwest Kenya. In this song a cattle herder, seeing a storm coming, quietly tells his children to bring in the cows.
 As a hearder  of cows, I wonder why he needs to bring the cows in, they're not going to blow away!

but I like the song none the less.

Dear Bill, I humbly request that you refrain from heeding those with appreciation deficit, and keep feeding us the grapes of world music. Thx a mil

Getting that Brudda IZ vibe and that's a very nice vibe to get... chillin brah, jus chillin{#Meditate}

This is on a compilation CD that I listen to a lot. Very good song....smooooth.

{#Meditate}
Oh, I so want to like this more than I do...he has a lovely voice, and a very sweet face.  But it's just not interesting me all that much.
{#Stupid}  where is the fast forward button?

 BillG wrote:
I'll second the spoiler alert below — and I'll also strongly second the recommendation for the movie (The Constant Gardener). It's absolutely brilliant — sad, joyous, painful, and achingly beautiful, with gorgeous location scenery (in Kenya) and stellar performances from Ralph Fiennes and Rachael Weiss.
 
It's been moved and seconded.  All in favor, say "Aye!"  Opposed, "nay." 

Hearing no "nays", the motion is passed.

 ndg wrote:
{#Sleep}
 
Apparently he put himself to sleep during the album cover shot.  {#Ask}

{#Sleep}
I'll second the spoiler alert below — and I'll also strongly second the recommendation for the movie (The Constant Gardener). It's absolutely brilliant — sad, joyous, painful, and achingly beautiful, with gorgeous location scenery (in Kenya) and stellar performances from Ralph Fiennes and Rachael Weiss.
ACK! Spoiler alert! If you haven't seen The Constant Gardener, and you are at all inclined to (and I really recommend it - it's a fantastic film) - DON'T read any more comments here! Click elsewhere! Do it now!  {#Stop}



Don't scroll down here! Don't look any further! Really, I mean it!  {#No}



LAST CHANCE! TURN BACK NOW!   {#Naughty}    {#Sealed}    {#Hand}

this is the final track on "The Constant Gardner".  I can still see Ralph Fiennes sitting on the rock, waiting to be killed.  . . . . .
boober wrote:
MOOOOOOOOving!
Hyuck, hyuck, that's a knee slapper. What a beautiful track. I love RP. :music:
Bakaretsu wrote:
FYI . Ayub Ogada Ogada is of the Luo tribe of northwest Kenya. In this song a cattle herder, seeing a storm coming, quietly tells his children to bring in the cows.
Ok, but how did he get his back-up out in that pasture ? I didn't hear any mooing in the background ... sorry this just dosen't bring the Water Buffalo running .... But my gardener likes it.
Wow, another 10 today. Boys and girls, the word for today is "minimalist...." :)
Ayub Ogada some minutes after Stevie Wonder's "Higher ground" :stupid: with Spoon in between.... that's probably too eclectic for me. :eyes: I'm getting bored now. :yawn:
Awe-inspiring...