New Album: “This Is Kologo Power" (CD/LP)
A new compilation with nine of the best kologo players from Ghana. This is what the music from the North East Region sounds like; catchy, powerful, accoustic dance music! Look here: here. Download version is at CDBaby.
New Album: “The 7″ Cassette" by Zea (MC/DL)
New ZEA cassette. A compilation cassette, called The 7″ Cassette, of concealed Zea songs; new tracks, live recordings, B-sides and otherwise. Songs that did not appear on an album before. Look here: here. Download version is at Bandcamp.
New Album: “We Are In The War" by Prince Buju (LP/CD) / split with Red Wig
Prince Buju is part of a vibrant kologo scene in Accra based around King Ayisoba’s bar in North Kanishie (a neighbourhood in Accra). Here many kologo players gather in the end of the afternoon and often they play music for each other, visitors and friends until midnight. Prince Buju has a rough and direct voice, singing emotional songs about loss and disaster, about war and hate and he is telling the people that they should realise and change their ways. With only two strings and one grinding voice he cuts through borders and languages and reaches the rest of the world. Most songs on this album come from a tape he released in Ghana in 2011. Listen to four great tracks already: here.
New 7″: “What A Man Can Do, A Woman Can Do More Better" by Ayuune Sule
Ayuune Sule lives in Kumasi, Ghana, and is one of the great kologo players today. He sings in English, Frafra and Twi and one day, when invited for a Women convention, he got inspired and wrote this song. On the B-side you find an other great track called "Who Knows Tomorrow", a song all the Frafra people from the North East of Ghana all the way down to Accra love to hear. Ayuune Sule has been part of King Ayisoba's band since the beginning and has toured all over Europe playing the sinyaka and backing for King Ayisoba. Usually he supports these concerts with a short solo set on his kologo, and always all the ladies join in and start dancing. Listen here.
2 x 7″: “Songs For A Dead Pilot"
A Zea cover of the Space Siren song "Who Makes Me Try?" split with WOLVON and two great Space Siren songs on the other 7″ makes a great package and a new release. Makkum Records (MR 14) teams up with Kazwijm and Subroutine for this double gem.
New Zea video: “It's Quiet"
A video appeared on the living room wall...
New King Ayisoba album: “Wicked Leaders"
Out now: a new KING AYISOBA album called Wicked Leaders, listen on Soundcloud. Buy downloads at CDbaby and you can order the CD, in carbonsleeve stories/artwork, or LP, also with stories/artwork, in the webshop.
New Zea album: “The Swimming City"
Out now: a new ZEA album called The Swimming City buy downloads on Bandcamp or CDbaby and you can order the CD, in carbon box with poster and textsheet/artwork, or LP, also with with poster and textsheet/artwork, in the shop.
New King Ayisoba single: “Wicked Leaders"
Out now: a new KING AYISOBA single called Wicked Leaders buy downloads on Bandcamp
Zea / Oscar Jan Hoogland split 7″
Out now: a new ZEA split 7″, with Oscar Jan Hoogland. Buy it in the shop Listen here and buy downloads on Bandcamp.
King Ayisoba on Soundcloud.
Stream songs of Modern Ghanaians here. King Ayisoba is coming to Europe next week. Check the SHOWS site for concerts near your house.