Kyekyeku

Bio

‘A fabulous guitarist’- BBC Global Beats ‘Kyekyeku is setting a new tempo for the Ghanaian music scene.A wizard with a guitar’ -CNN African Voices- 'Kyekyeku and his musicians magnify note after note the cardinal virtues of a musical heritage erected in an art of living: sharing, pleasure and openness to others; the trademark of Kyekyeku.’ -Forbes Afrique- ‘Kyekyeku is a rare cat indeed in Ghana—a talented young guitar player interested in developing the all-but-vanished art of palm wine guitar.’ -Afropop Worldwide- ‘The young, talented singer-songwriter and guitarist Kyekyeku is flying the flag for an older accoustic folk genre known as Palmwine music’ -RFI World Music Matters-

ARTIST BIO & MUSIC

Kyekyeku is seen as a new generation of young lively Ghanaian musicians that is combining musical traditions from roots PALMWINE BLUES (A style of Ghanaian folk), HIGHLIFE and AFROBEAT; performing realising those into a compact sound in his project 'Kyekyeku & Ghanalogue Highlife' Kyekyeku’s music derives from traditional Ghanaian sounds upscaling those in a Highlife-meets-Afrobeat-meets-world grooves. With a sound buzzing from acoustic and electric guitars, intricate percussive grooves and lush horns, kyekyeku carries a distinctive Ghanaian sound and image locked between folk and a throbbing urban highlife beat, often endearing itself to large audiences as well as small intimate gatherings. ‘Kyekye’ is well established on the live scene of Accra and moves between Bordeaux and Accra frequently around musical projects. Kyekyeku with his Band '5 days No Light Off' have given wonderful performance in other African destinations, recently at MASA FESTIVAL in Abidjan, Sauti Za Busara-Zanzibar and Visa For Music, Morocco. The young Ghanaian musician has collaborated with world-renowned musicians including Peter White (UK/Jazz), Thais Morel (Brazil), Mayra Andrade (Cape Verde), Blick Bassy (Cameroun) etc.

ALBUMS

After releasing a self produced debut album; 'Higher Life On Palmwine', which pays respects to his roots, kyekyeku is following that up in 2017 with his next album titled 'Sor'. A groove-laden mix of Highlife and Afrobeat material that touches on common social problems; carrying a strong message to find solutions towards problems of politics, religion and obsolete social interventions. With all the seriousness in the message comes fun as well, as his energy and radiance on stage definitely puts you dancing!

BAND: Kyekyeku performs in a solo, 4 piece or maximum 6 piece band set performing tunes that reflect on social commentary, love, religion, nature, life etc. with copious amounts of fun and dancing.

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Sor Kyekyeku & Ghanalogue Highlife
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KATAPULT Session 2 : Kyekyeku
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Kyekyeku added a new video

High Life The Highs & Lows Ghana's Cherished Music

Music

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Enye Whi
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Time's Awasting
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No Boundary
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Wombo No Kay
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I See You Long Time
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The Ode
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AAP (Afro Aid Problem)
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Sor
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Africa Voodoo Party
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Goose and Gander
06:09
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Beautiful Place
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ECG LIVE AT +233
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LiVE In Accra
07:33
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Live At +233 Jazz Bar
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Enye Hwi
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Ankwanobi
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Fine Fine Woman
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Kakra Kakra
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Ghana Filosofia
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Onye Nyame Nipa
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Time Is Awasting
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Eni Mi Ngoro
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Pay Me Friday
04:07
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Fine Fine Woman Reprise
04:32
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BBC Global Beats - Kyekyeku and other Ghanaian artists interviewed by Rita Ray
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Kyekyeku on RFI World Music Matters with Alison Hird
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Videos

kyekyeku-Beautiful Place
Visa for Music 2016 Kyekyeku Showcase
Kyekyeku CNN African Voices
Kyekyeku Shito Wonu - O Luku Me
Kyekyeku- Nya Asem Whe
kyekyeku I See You Long TIme
Kyekyeku The Highlife Project
Kyekyeku-Fine Fine Woman
Kyekyeku: ANDALUCIA CON AZONTO
KYEKYEKU EPK
KYEKYEKU AND DELA BOTRI-RISING CHANT FOR THE PHARAOH
Kyekyeku music meeting at G20 Africa partnership conference- Berlin, 2017
Kyekyeku: SOR EURO TOUR #1
Sor Kyekyeku at SHOWCASE TIME
Kyekyeku & Ghanalogue Highlife Kukru Me
High Life The Highs & Lows Ghana's Cherished Music
KATAPULT Session 2 : Kyekyeku
Sor Kyekyeku & Ghanalogue Highlife

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Contact

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