Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Folk Music from Ashanti, Ghana
Joe Latham | 11/01/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Koo Nimo is a living legend in Ghana as he struggles to promote traditional music which is in danger of being swamped by western pop. He sings in the local language of Twi.The eight songs on this CD reflect philosophically on real events and are accompanied by traditional instruments. For example, the first song, Aburokyire Abrabo, describes the sad state of the African student located in Europe where everything is strange and hostile. Before actually making the journey, many Africans regard a visit to Europe as a journey to paradise!Koo Nimo is Ghana's foremost exponent of acoustic guitar highlife
(palm wine music). His singing is supported by his group using a call-and-response vocal style.Even without understanding the words, listeners will find the music compulsive. It gives a real flavour of Africa."