Ouma Michael Biography
Ouma Michael is a renown figure in traditional and contemporary world music. He began studying and playing music at an early age. After studying Western music at Makerere College School, He began investigating traditional Ugandan instrumentation.
Proficient on a variety of distinctive traditional instruments, Ouma's musical vision integrates Ugandan folk and contemporary music. As a guitarist, he has developed a unique playing style informed by the traditional rhythms and melodies of Ugandan roots music. He is an active session artist and producer both in studio and at live events.
Together with his long-time colleague and friend Kinobe Herbert, he founded the Ugandan band, SOUL BEAT AFRICA, playing world music fusion, blending African traditional instruments with modern sounds to create a beautiful new style. In Feb 2010, he released his self titled debut solo album.