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Rhythms of Life, Songs of Wisdom: Akan Music from Ghana

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
23-01-1996
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Barcode:
093074046326
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
SFW40463
Rhythms of Life, Songs of Wisdom: Akan Music from Ghana
Rhythms of Life, Songs of Wisdom: Akan Music from Ghana

Description

This recording leaves the listener breathless and astounded by the musical richness of this small area of Africa. In these performances from remote areas of central Ghana, the collective musical genius of everyday farmers, fisher-folk, traders, and civil servants bursts forth. Their singing and chanting moves through a colorful palette of instruments including water drums, rectangular frame drums, side-blown horns, and brass bands. Clear, penetrating sounds of metal instruments offset by complex drumming patterns are framed by haunting vocals. Listeners are immersed in a kaleidoscope of sound. Thirteen tracks and a 28-page booklet including extensive notes and photos. This is the only commercially available recording of Akan music.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Akosua Tuntum - Assin Area
  3. Ompeh - Efutu Area
  4. Akosua Tuntum - Denkyira area
  5. Talking Drum - Denkyira area
  6. Dansuomu - Denkyira area
  7. Fontomfrom
  8. Mmensoun
  9. Adzewa
  10. Brass Band
  11. Vocal Band
  12. Apateampa
  13. Osode
  14. Moses
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