Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sikyi Highlife Mode

From Mensee da, a track from Ese wani Highlife - an album intended as a follow up to the seminal Sikyi Highlife. Both albums feature Dr K Gyasi's Noble Kings at their glorious best playing Sikyi, a form of highlife they invented. This bit showcases the incredibly deft playing of Eric Agyeman on lead guitar. The song structure is essentially "call and response" with the Eric Agyeman and Thomas Frempong (lead vocals)taking turns. Percussionist Candido (not the Cuban!)gets to shine here as well.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Happy Birthday Kwame Ofori Addo

Not really an afrobeat musician but my personal tower of strength..I'll post some music for him later...