King Ayisoba

From the Upper East Region of Ghana, comes the rebel sound of a man ruling the roost with song, dance and regal Kologo power.“Modern kologo in this style is taut, sinew-stretched roots music, aching with modern political frustration and spiritual depth, and it is in no small part Ayisoba’s creation. This was a masterclass.” – Francis Gooding, The WIRE, review of King Ayisoba at Cafe OTO, 2016

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Podcast: Rebel Up Nightshop #103

New Nightshop show for February online, with songs of the day from Brussels/Morocco and Mauritius island. 12 albums of the month, starting with the compilation Padang Moonrise set in 1950’s Indonesia, followed by the lost album of Mauritanian family group Ahl Nana in desert traditional vibes, desert rock from Niger…

Artists: Acid Arab , Ahl Nana , Deena Abdelwahed , DJ Rata Piano , Kabaal , King Ayisoba , Kosmo Sound , LIONꓘKLASH , Moussa Tchingou , Scúru Fitchádu , Seljuk Rustam , Sheikhs Shikhats , Studio Shap Shap

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #486 – Black History Month Belgium

During this month of March, the fourth edition of Black History Month Belgium will be taking place through virtual performances at AB & many other venues, including Belgian-Ghanian multi-instrumentalist Esinam and the Afropean slammer Badi. Check for the full programme. Radio Mukambo offers you Afro-grooves all year long, but…

Artists: Badi , Baloji , Bantu , Big Gad , Boddhi Satva , Daniel Dzidzonu , Eparapo , Esinam , FTP , Joey Le Soldat , Jupiter , King Ayisoba , Leeroy , London Afrobeat Collective , Max le Daron , Omar Perry , Spoek Mathambo , T'challa

Event 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,…

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Interview: King Ayisoba [April 2017]

King Ayisoba, as his name states, is the king of Ghanaian music. He plays his sacred kologo, a two-stringed wooden instrument, like no one else does and the energy and power of his singing are able to reach everyone indiscriminately. On March 31st he released for Glitterbeat Records his latest…

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Album Review: King Ayisoba – 1000 Can Die [Glitterbeat Records, 31st March 2017]

It’s very interesting to observe how contemporary sounds meet the heritage of tradition, especially in African countries, which are rapidly embracing the advantages of modernity, while still enjoying deep ties to their ancestral cultures and customs. Ghanaian singer and kologo player King Ayisoba does exactly that, but inverts the formula;…

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