Jonah Mutono Drops Kidepo Pseudonym On New Album : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music Podcast Get a sneak preview of new songs from a man who has a pretty expansive worldview.

Jonah Mutono Drops Kidepo Pseudonym On New Album

Jonah Mutono On World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Circulation"
  • "Shoulders"
  • "1949"

Jonah Mutono's debut album features songs about the four most common last names in America, sharing a moment with a stranger on a long train ride and imagining what it would be like to get married just after World War II. Now if this feels like disparate subject matter, it helps to know that Jonah's worldview is pretty expansive. He was born in London and lived in the United States until his family moved to Uganda when Jonah was just 8. He attended a boarding school in Kenya and moved to London for high school and college, all before returning to Uganda. It was there he got a lot of attention for his recordings under the alias Kidepo.

Since then, Jonah has shed his pseudonym and moved to New York City to make music under his own name. Jonah Mutono's debut album GERG will be released soon. Today we're getting a sneak preview of some of his new songs. Let's get started with the song "Circulation."

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