ADAHA DANCE BAND

Bio

Adaha Dance Band as the name suggests is a band that re-lives the glory days of dance band music in Ghana and Africa. The band's performance traditions are inspired by legends such as King Bruce and the Black Beats, E. T. Mensah and the Tempos, Jerry Hanson and the Ramblers, Bobby Benson, Amakye Dede and the Apollo high-kings band etc.

Conceptually, the name 'Adaha' was coined in the 1930s by the local youths along the coastal areas of the Gold-Coast who imitated the military dance bands in a local fashion. However, the band performs dance band highlife with its related genres such as Funky-life, Calypso, Samba, Juju-highlife and Afro-beat. Made up of thirteen members, the ensemble features two drummers (jazz and traditional), a keyboardist, a bass guitarist, three trumpeters, an alto saxophonist, a turner saxophonist, a flugelhorn player, a trombonist and two vocalists - all of whom are currently graduates and undergraduates of the University of Ghana, School of performing arts.

The band was formed in February 2018 by Kweku Boateng (current bandleader), a graduate from the Music Department, University of Ghana, to resuscitate the dance band genre which seems to be fading away due to current trends. The band therefore staged its first revolutionary concert which was dubbed “The Pampanaa concert” on the 4th of April, 2018, with the Ghana Police Central Band and the Accra-West District Band also on the bill of performances. Since then, the band has been performing on several platforms both regular
(hotels, restaurants, conferences, etc) and ceremonies such as the Odade3 Torch Awards, and the Republic Day concert.

Posts

THE ADAHA LIVE EXPERIENCE SERIES: "ASOR" by KWABENA KWABENA
THE ADAHA LIVE EXPERIENCE SERIES: 2000s HIPLIFE HITS
THANK YOU ADAHA NATION FOR 1K SUBSCRIBERS!
Adaha Dance Band thrills market audience at Kumasi Kejetia Market
Adaha Dance Band 5th Anniversary Concert PROMO video

Videos

THE ADAHA LIVE EXPERIENCE SERIES: "ASOR" by KWABENA KWABENA
THE ADAHA LIVE EXPERIENCE SERIES: 2000s HIPLIFE HITS
THANK YOU ADAHA NATION FOR 1K SUBSCRIBERS!
Adaha Dance Band thrills market audience at Kumasi Kejetia Market
Adaha Dance Band 5th Anniversary Concert PROMO video
Adaha @ Akple Festival 2023!
Kweku Boateng & The Adaha Dance Band LIVE AT THE GARDEN EPISODE 2
THE UHAS EXPERIENCE - Kweku Boateng & The Adaha Dance Band
American Embassy- Kweku Boateng & The Adaha Dance Band (Lyric Video)
Experience Kweku Boateng & The Adaha Dance Band thrill audiences at the Zen Gardens!
Live Band Music by Kweku Boateng & The Adaha Dance Band @Zen Gardens, Accra
Highlife Tradition (Agoro Nkoaa) By Kweku Boateng & The Adaha Dance Band
Music & Jollof By Kweku Boateng & The Adaha Dance Band
Fellow Ghanaians- Live Performance by Kweku Boateng & The Adaha Dance Band
Gold Coast 360 (Young Paania) By Kweku Boateng & The Adaha Dance Band
Adaha Dance Band Live Stream
KING BRUCE'S "MINSUMOBO TAMOSHE" PERFORMED BY ADAHA DANCE BAND AT THE SHOW YOUR LOVE CONCERT 2020
ADAHA DANCE BAND'S PERFORMANCE OF KING BRUCE'S ''AGODZI'' AT SHOW YOUR LOVE CONCERT 2020
ADAHA DANCE BAND'S PERFORMANCE OF "DOC KITCH" ORIGINALLY COMPOSED BY LORD KITCHENER
Performed Rendition of Knock on Wood By Adaha Dance Band
Old School Lorve -Kweku Boateng & The Adaha Dance Band (Lyric Video)
Kweku Boateng & The "Adaha" Dance Band @Hill View Hotel
Kweku Boateng and the Adaha Dance Band performs at the Mensvic Grand Hotel
Old School Lorve
'ADAHA' DANCE BAND PERFORMS LIVE AT CAMPUS HUB
Wopre Dodo By Kweku Boateng And The Adaha Dance Band
GHAccra, Ghana
In operation since: 
2018

Contact

+233553840024
PRINCE BOATENG

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