Nabagereka praises Ganda Boys for reproducing ‘Ekittibwa Kya Buganda’
In a video seen by this reporter, Nagginda, who was meeting the Boys recently, said: "We are so happy to host Ganda Boys today... the ones who took the Buganda anthem to the world... they love the kingdom, they love to see the growth of the kingdom and the people... even when they don't stay here and they are always in the U.K., you see that they have the heart of seeing Buganda and it's people developing... for that reason, we thank you Denis and Daniel for the work you are doing, keep doing it, thank you so much."
The Ganda Boys worked with choirs from six continents to record the anthem.
Clad in traditional Buganda tunics (Kanzu), Ganda Boys rendered the anthem working with the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra, which is considered to be the most important symphony orchestra in Colombia.
The video that the Ganda Boys uploaded to their YouTube channel describes the project as a collaborative piece by the Ganda Boys and the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra with a new choral arrangement by Ganda Boys founding member, Craig Pruess.
“The Ganda Boys have organized choirs from all six continents of the world to come together in a cultural celebration of Uganda’s heritage, by collaborating in a recording of the Buganda National Anthem,” reads a caption on the video.
The YouTube bio further states that the final recording is being mixed by Grammy winner, Latino producer, and engineer, Daniel Cortes.
The project took three years to make.
Formerly known as Da Twins, the duo is a Ugandan singing group based in the United Kingdom (UK) famed for songs such as Mudomo, Ndeku, Zindola, Sente, Nafunye, Ndeku, Dembesa, Munene, Kagutema and Lumonde among others.