Ghana Special: Modern Highlife Afro-Sounds & Ghana

Ghana Special: Modern Highlife Afro-Sounds & Ghana


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Official Release Date Nov 10, 2009
Artist Ghana Special: Modern Highlife Afro-Sounds & Ghana
Genre Pop
Version  Europe
PAX-Code PAX0005030402
Item Code  0893775001699

track listing

1. Kai Wawa
2. Owuo Adaadaa Me
3. Din Ya Sugri
4. Ohiani Sua Efir
5. Hwehwe Mu Yi Mpena
6. Sei Nazo
7. Edinya Benya
8. Nya Asem Hwe
9. Bofoo Beye Abowa Den

1. Obi Agye Me Dofo
2. MI Nsum Bo D Nn
3. Aaya Lolo
4. I Go Die for You
5. Twer Nyame [excerpt]
6. Odo Mmera
7. You Monopolise Me

1. Wompe Masem
2. Akoko Ba
3. Akampanye
4. Enuanom Adofo
5. Bukom
6. You Can Go
7. Kyenkyen Bi Adu M'Awu
8. Dr. Solutsu

1. Omusus Da Fe M'Musu
2. Boombaya
3. Noble Kings (Yako Aba)
4. Bindiga
5. Tamale
6. Yahyia Mu
7. Them Go Talk of You
8. Sisi Mbon

1. Owuo
2. Psychedelic Woman
3. Nite Safarie
4. Osaman Ba
5. Cry Laughter

description

The U.K. label Soundway Records has vaulted itself to the head of the pack within the narrow field of African anthologies. They specialize in hard '60s and '70s funk, disco, and rock from West Africa, as heard on their Nigeria Special series as well as the earlier Afro Baby and Ghana Soundz sets, not to mention a disc devoted to the best-of Nigerian singer-guitarist Sir Victor Uwaifo. This latest volume, a two-CD set of funk and rock from Ghana all recorded between the late '60s and early '80s, is a churning sea of polyrhythms, chanted vocals, thick, distorted organ sounds, blaring horns, and scorching guitar that are equal parts James Brown and No Wave. Indeed, there are tracks here that sound like an African take on the jagged N.Y.C. funk of the Contortions, while others adapt the innovations of legendary Nigerian bandleader Fela Kuti (who appears as a guest on one track). Of course, it's not all raucous shouting and distorted blare; there are some extraordinarily skillful jazz-funk records here, like the Sweet Talks' "Akampanye," with a stinging trumpet solo, or the jazz flute (and beautifully clear, bell-like vocals) of Christy Azuma & Uppers International's "Din Ya Sungri." A few songs ("Them Go Talk Of You," "I Go Die for You," "You Monopolize Me," "You Can Go") are sung in English, but most of the others will be incomprehensible to a U.S. listener and it won't matter one bit, because the rhythms and melodies are so overpowering and forceful that the music functions as pure limbic imperative. If your ass isn't shaking when this stuff is on, seek medical attention.

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