Kyekyeku and Ghanalogue Highlife

Bio

‘Kyekyeku is setting a new tempo for the Ghanaian music scene.A wizard with a guitar’ CNN African Voices

BIO

Kyekyeku is from a new generation of young Ghanaian musicians that creates an exciting musical patchwork from Ghana's root Palmwine Blues (a style of Ghanaian folk), Highlife, Afrobeat and world grooves; sometimes daring into flamenco guitar style. He could easily be placed anywhere between retro and vintage afro style of the 70's, new trends of the 90's but as well in the present booming African scene. The band unit; Kyekyeku & Ghanalogue Highlife has made consistent waves amongst venues and music festivals around Africa and Europe. This year, they have been selected to tour Spain on Casa Africa's Vis a Vis project where they will perform over a dozen music festivals in July.

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 but also performed in other African destinations, including MASA Festival (Abidjan), Sauti Za Busara-(Zanzibar), Visa For Music (Morocco) and recently shared stages with Salif Keita and Richard Bona at the Stanbic Jazz Festival in Accra.

Press: ‘A fabulous guitarist’- BBC Global Beats

'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' -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-

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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
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Beautiful Place
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ECG LIVE AT +233
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LiVE In Accra
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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
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Fine Fine Woman Reprise
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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

Sor Kyekyeku & Ghanalogue Highlife
KATAPULT Session 2 : Kyekyeku
High Life The Highs & Lows Ghana's Cherished Music
Kyekyeku & Ghanalogue Highlife Kukru Me
Sor Kyekyeku at SHOWCASE TIME
Kyekyeku music meeting at G20 Africa partnership conference- Berlin, 2017
Kyekyeku: SOR EURO TOUR #1
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

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GHAccra, Ghana
In operation since: 
2006

Contact

kakrakakraprod@gmail.com
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