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Saturday, January 27, 2007

King Ayisoba

Continuing through the Christmas presents...

King Ayisoba is a hiplife performer and kologo (guitar) player from Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region. His lyrics in Farefare are great fun for me to listen to, but the music, produced by Panji Anoff for Pidgen Records, also features nice beats and great guitar work. Sort of like Amadou and Miriam with a hip-hop edge.

His appearance at the top of the Ghanaian charts points up a local variation of the continued fad worldwide for "Saharan" musical sounds, as Ghanaians start mining the North's rich musical landscape, ignored for so long.

6 Comments:

At 1:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's some kickass stuff. Makes me wanna dance! Marinel

 
At 10:42 PM, Blogger John Schaefer said...

Yeah, isn't it great? The funniest song from this album is "Poka Nde Bon Sela", meaning either "Women are really something" or "Women are really something (strange)"...

"Bonsela" can refer to a snake or insect or even a white person--anything strange and unexpected...

 
At 3:07 PM, Blogger CJD said...

I went to his myspace page the other day. Definitely enjoyable. Thanks for the heads up!

 
At 11:49 AM, Blogger John Schaefer said...

Yes, if you get on Myspace you can hear four songs from Ayisoba. If you are my friend and go to my space, I think one of his songs will start up automatically...

 
At 2:23 PM, Anonymous Museke fan said...

There are King Ayisoba lyrics and info here.
He's been doing well on the local and international scene. His 'I want to see you my father' song is very popular with youth, at first, they were making fun of his accent, but now it's on many lips.
http://www.museke.com/node/849

 
At 12:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can buy the Ayisoba album on iTunes here:

HERE

 

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