This Is Frafra Power

Various Artists

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World Music, Africa
Makkum Records
February 22, 2019

Format: Compact Disc



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In the summer of 2017 Francis Ayamga, drummer in King Ayisoba's band, gave me a penn-drive filled with music he recorded over the last couple of years in his studio in Bongo, in the north of Ghana. I got curious, listened through all the tracks and discovered a lot of fantastic music from local artists hardly anyone knows. Most of the songs were song in Frafra, the language of the region. We decided to make a compilation. I made a selection from more than two hundred tracks and in January 2018 I traveled to Bongo to meet the musicians, interview them, make video's and take pictures. We recorded the whole Zenabu women group outside the small studio with one microphone since they did not fit inside.

"It became a wonderful overview of the local music scene in Bongo, the village King Ayisoba is originally from. In January 2019 I go back to Bongo and we will have a big release party of this album. King Ayisoba is already very busy preparing everything!" - Arnold de Boer, Amsterdam, December 2018.

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Catalogue number MR24CD
Barcode 7061251326007
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 40g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 5mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Fausty Amoa Mabila - Nosanayine 03:41
2. Awudu Messenger - Seero 04:23
3. Linda Ayupuka - Ndaana E'era Ymah 05:16
4. Atiah Mba - Hunanki 08:38
5. Ragizeer - Matala Ligiri 03:55
6. I Remember Yesterday - Bonboriga N Lobema 04:24
7. Big Gad - Socre 05:53
8. Sugri Hajia Zenabu - Sugri 08:39