One Little Guitar: The Words Of Paul Kafeero

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ONE LITTLE GUITAR: The Words of Paul Kafeero is a literary and pictorial recreation of the musical career of Paul Job Kafeero, Uganda’s beloved composer, singer, and social and cultural critic. It is the only complete collection of every word he recorded, in 83 songs on 21 albums, during his twenty-one career. The songs are rendered i their original Luganda prose poetry, and in English translations. The book contains reproductions of each tape jacket of each album, and hundreds of full colour, and some grey, photographs of Kafeero on, off, and behind the stage. The images and their captions reveal the life of  the man that many knew as Prince and The Golden Boy of Africa.

Paul Kafeero’s music, even after his death in 2007, continues to reverberate in the minds and hearts of Ugandans at home and abroad. Ugandan radio stations continue to play his music to mark both trying and blissful moments. His songs are didactic, reflective, and inspirational, commonly described as educative. People report feeling compelled to modify and improve their lives after listening to Kafeero’s music. This has cemented this artist’s educationist legacy.

This collection is the first of its kind in Ugandan history. It celebrates the life of this cultural icon, and preserves  serious body of literature as part of the cultural legacy of all Ugandans.

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ONE LITTLE GUITAR: The Words of Paul Kafeero is a literary and pictorial recreation of the musical career of Paul Job Kafeero, Uganda’s beloved composer, singer, and social and cultural critic. It is the only complete collection of every word he recorded, in 83 songs on 21 albums, during his twenty-one career. The songs are rendered i their original Luganda prose poetry, and in English translations. The book contains reproductions of each tape jacket of each album, and hundreds of full colour, and some grey, photographs of Kafeero on, off, and behind the stage. The images and their captions reveal the life of  the man that many knew as Prince and The Golden Boy of Africa.

Paul Kafeero’s music, even after his death in 2007, continues to reverberate in the minds and hearts of Ugandans at home and abroad. Ugandan radio stations continue to play his music to mark both trying and blissful moments. His songs are didactic, reflective, and inspirational, commonly described as educative. People report feeling compelled to modify and improve their lives after listening to Kafeero’s music. This has cemented this artist’s educationist legacy.

This collection is the first of its kind in Ugandan history. It celebrates the life of this cultural icon, and preserves  serious body of literature as part of the cultural legacy of all Ugandans.

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