Osei Korankye

Bio

Osei Korankye is a Ghanaian musician. His father played the seperewa, an instrument that was the precursor to the guitar in West Africa, and which, according to the younger Korankye, was the basis of highlife. Osei Korankye plays the seperewa as well, having increased the number of strings to 14.

He is said to be “one of the few left keeping the seperewa (Akan harp) tradition alive”.

According to the musician Colter Harper, "Osei has dedicated his life to carrying this tradition forward as well as sharing it with Ghanaian and Western students. His artistry and humility...we hope will make new fans of the seperewa - both at home and abroad"

Music

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Akwaaba Music
Osei Korankye - "3mmer3 Nhyina Ns3"
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SoundCloud
GHAccra, Ghana

Contact

Osei Korankye
Profile added by In-house West Africa on 26 Feb 2016
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