GHANA BIGSHOTS

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The Ghana Bigshots, probably the best “young band” in Ghana at the moment, recently released their first album ‘Tu Na Me Nsa’ on the popular African Music label in Germany.

They are one of the most promising new live bands in West Africa. Originally formed in 2008, the band came to its present line-up four (4) years ago, and has since then steadily improved. The band revives the Highlife and Afro-Jazz feel in Ghana’s popular music by creatively drawing on an immense musical tradition of Highlife greats, Ghana’s and West Africa’s Highlife and Afrobeat music. They do this with an elaborate approach to musical technique, playfulness, arrangement, sound and performance.

In more than three years live playing in Ghana, The Bigshots have started to contribute their own style to contemporary African popular music and ‘world music’. The Ghana Bigshots have already impressed international audiences inside and outside Ghana with their excellent stage performances, and were the surprise band at the 2014 edition of Hertme Afrika Festival in Holland and Fete de la Musique in Yaam Berlin respectively.

The large 13-piece outfit boasts of two female vocalists/dancers and three horns men, a fully modern band set-up blended with Ghanaian balafon, atenteben (local bamboo flute) and kpanlogo drums.

Some notable past performances of the band include:

2015: American Music Abroad Tour (Ghana) - Highlife Meets Jazz - With Adam Larson Quartet. German Day Celebration, German Embassy, Accra.

2014: Hertme Afrikafestival, Holland. Sommerfest, Welterbe Grube Messel (near Darmstadt) Germany. The Bigshots Live in Campus Mainz – Baron, Germany; Fete de la Musique, YAAM, Berlin, Germany; Open Air-Picnic at Die Laus, Bayreuth, Germany; VAD Conference, Bayreuth – Zentrum, Germany.

2013 GBC “Gran Time” Highlife Concert, Cocoa Board Club House, Accra. Opening cocktail, AISA Educators Conference, La-Palm Royal Hotel, Accra. Cocktail Reception, U.S. DCM’s Residence, Accra. Tradition & Innovation, Goethe-Institut, Accra. US Independence Day Celebrations, U.S. Embassy – Accra. ‘THE BIGSHOTS’ Hosts Ramblers Int. Band, University of Ghana- Legon, Accra. ‘THE BIGSHOTS Hosts Kwabena Kwabena, University of Ghana- Legon, Accra. ‘THE BIGSHOTS’ Hosts Matuto, U.S. Ambassador’s Residence – Accra. GBC Gram Time 3rd Anniversary Celebrations, Coco Board Club House- Accra. Tradition & Modernity, University of Ghana- Legon, Accra. BIGSHOT Hosts Gyedu-Blay Ambolley, University of Ghana- Legon, Accra.

2012: Reggae Symposium, University of Ghana- Legon, Accra; New Music Ghana Third Edition, Goethe-Institut, Accra; School of Performing Arts @ 50 Dinner Dance, University of Ghana- Legon, Accra; Cocktail Reception, U.S. DCM’s Residence, Accra.

2011: Launch of Arterial Network – Accra Chapter, Alliance Français – Accra; Fete de la Musique, Alliance Français – Accra; Lucky Dube Memorial Concert, Alliance Français – Accra; Highlife in Retrospect, University of Ghana- Legon, Accra.

2010: New Music Ghana Second Edition Regionals, Goethe-Institut, Accra; New Music Ghana Second Edition Finals, Alliance Français – Accra; Launch of Turkish Airlines, Labadi Beach Hotel- Accra; Launch of Miss Excel Plus, Luxury Hotel- Accra

2009: Thank God It’s Friday, Metro TV- Accra; Benefit Concert, University of Ghana- Legon-Accra; Launch of...

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2008

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