Tag Archives: Ghana

Review: Womad 2017 (Malmesbury, 30th July 2017)

Review: Womad 2017 (Malmesbury, 30th July 2017)

This year, we only got a glimpse of the music bonanza offered by the Womad UK weekend. Our stay in Malmesbury consisted of a hit-and-run or a ‘toccata-and-fugue’, in-keeping with the musical topic, and saw us pay a visit to Charlton Park on the last day of the event. Still,...
Interview: Bex Burch – Vula Viel (June 2017)

Interview: Bex Burch – Vula Viel (June 2017)

Even for a music scene as varied and unpredictable as London’s, Vula Viel are an exception. It might already be surprising to meet, listen to and enjoy a band comprised of London born and bred musicians playing traditional Ghanaian music. If you add the fact that they play that music...
Interview: K.O.G. & The Zongo Brigade

Interview: K.O.G. & The Zongo Brigade

K.O.G & the Zongo Brigade is Afro-fusion in the truest sense of the word: “you can call us Afrofusionists! Think about African music and fuse it with every other genre you know in the world” said Kweku, founder member of the band, in our recent interview. He originally comes from...
Preview: Ata Kak @ Jazz Café (London, 19th April 2017)

Preview: Ata Kak @ Jazz Café (London, 19th April 2017)

A great revival in music is always well received, especially when the artist is as joyous to watch as Ata Kak. Disappearing into near obscurity since the release of underground game changer, Obaa Sima in 1994, Ata’s infectious concoction of leftfield rap, lo-tech house beats and hiplife flavours make for...
Your Ticket to… Highlife

Your Ticket to… Highlife

Originating in Ghana but with roots also placed firmly in Nigeria, Highlife music has had a major impact on modern African music since its birth in the 1920’s. Originally performed in small clubs and on street corners by brass bands, musicians gradually began incorporating vocals and jazz elements, usually driven...
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