Wednesday, June 21, 2017

King Ayisoba - 1000 Can Die [Glitterbeat Promo]

Still on a mission to catch up on this springs massive pile of promos today we're taking a closer look at "1000 Can Die", the late March released nine track album by King Ayisoba which was put on the circuit via Glitterbeat. Known for his special tradition-bound yet contemporary-influenced take on Ghanaian Kologo music and other local styles like the clubbier Highlife King Ayisoba and his band bring in contributions from several guests like Zea, Lee "Scratch" Perry, M3nsa, Wanlov Da Kubolor and many others to cater a wideranged musical menu. From the fever'ish, politically charged opener "Africa Needs Africa" to the percussive, call-and-response heavy Kologo of "Wekana" to the captivating title track "1000 Can Die" or the very traditional a man and his lute efforts like "Grandfather Song", "Yalma Dage Wange" or "Ndeema" as well as the massive party tune "Anka Yen Tu Kwai" - this one is quite a powerful take on the fascination of Ghanaian music and therefore recommended to all those thinking beyond the European or even Western culturall borders musicwise.


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