Sunday, May 16, 2021

Ayuune Sule - Putoo Katare Yire [Makkum Records 030 / Rebel Up Records 023 / Red Wig Records 043]

Put out on the circuit as a collaborational effort by Makkum Records, Rebel Up records and Red Wig Records on April 23rd, 2k21 is "Putoo Katare Yire", the new, nine tracks and roughly 44 minutes spanning album release by Ghanaan singer / kologo player Ayuune Sule. Originally hailing from the countries Frafra region the artist whose latest body of work roughly translates to "Wickedness Has No Home" in terms of its title once again delivers a powerful musical statement based on the raw power of storytelling, fever'ish tribal drum rhythms and, ofc, the double stringed lute known as kologo. This said, the album features quite a few kologo bangers of which especially the uptempo, somewhat even Pop-leaning "Don't Be Lazy" featuring Kwame & DK on microphone duties as well as the deep, yet uplifting call-and-response cut "Life Is A Journey" stand out whilst "Fighting Music" pairs traditional vocals with echoes of echoes of echoes of Reggae and a complex, modernist rhythm foundation and "Tesan Monge Taaba" is about to be an instant genre classic and might be the one from this album that will see the most airplay for a reason  just to name a few favorites here.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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