Yoruba Songbook 1​(​Solo Guitar)

by Adedeji

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As a Yoruba born Nigerian, The culture and music is a major part of my life and reflects in most of my music. More so in the past years, I have become more fascinated by the beauty of Yoruba melodies. I decided to put together few songs from the Yoruba repertoire and here is my interpretation of some of the melodies with a contemporary approach using just the guitar as my voice.
This is all real-time improvisation. I had just the melodies to navigate with while I re-harmonize/arrange on the go.
The answer is 23mins of sublime and mesmerizing Yoruba songs which you could enjoy to bring back nostalgic feelings or use as a tool to teach your kids some of Yoruba language through songs.

T’oluwa l’awa ose o (Oye ka s’oro ile wa)00:00-02:37
O’bangiji Iwo lo to sin(Eje k’omode kowa)02:38-05:05
Ise Oluwa -05:05-09:54
Gunugun ki ku l’ewe- 09:55-15:52
Tun mi gbe- 15:52-20:28
Ki lo mu to mi wa- 20:29-23:14

This album is dedicated to the Memory of My Father who taught me many of this songs.


released March 10, 2018

Performed by -Adedeji
Mixed by Yiannis Tountas
Photograph by -Adeola Olagunju
Cover design -Iliana Tsapatsaris

T'oluwa L'awa ose & O bangiji by Rev J.J Ransome Kuti
Others- Unknown Composers l

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Adedeji Lagos, Nigeria

Adedeji is a singer, guitarist and composer, born and raised in the vibrant city of Lagos, West Africa.
Adedeji’s music is an infusion of Traditional African music with a progressive attitude and modern sound of jazz, funk and soul music. He has toured extensively in Europe,Africa,America "Yoruba songbook" is His 3rd personal album.
He presently shuttles Lagos and Europe in the last 10yrs
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