CD Rhythms of Life, Songs of Wisdom: Akan Music From Ghana, West Africa (CD 598742),
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Rhythms of Life, Songs of Wisdom: Akan Music From Ghana, West Africa

  • 1. Akosua Tuntum
    2. Ompeh
    3. Akosua Tuntum
    4. Talking Drum
    5. Dansuomu
    6. Fontomfrom
    7. Mmensoun
    8. Adzewa
    9. Brass Band
    10. Vocal Band
    11. Apatampa
    12. Osode
    13. Moses
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 40463

  • Credits
    ProducerRoger Vetter (Compilation)
    EngineerRoger Vetter

    Includes a 28-page booklet.
    Personnel: Abena Konadu, Ernest Yamoah, Moses Quianoo, Madam Wansema, Akosua Addae, Peter Dennis, Nana Kweku Atta, ABA Buduah, Yaa Boadwewa, Kofi Arba, Ama Awona (vocals); John Alex Acquah (trumpet); Amma Dwasoa (synthesizer); Joseph Manu (drums).
    Recording information: Abura Tuakwa; Asafra; Assin Enyinabirim; Cape Coast; Diaso; Eyisam; Komenda; Kyekyewere; Ogoekrom; Winneba.
    Photographers: Roger Vetter; Valerie Mau Vetter.
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Elizabeth Kumi; Amy Horowitz; Anthony Seeger.
    Rhythms of Life, Songs of Wisdom is a collection of Akan music from Ghana, West Africa. The performances, culled from remote areas of central Ghana, feature the singing and chanting talents of everyday people -- farmers, fishermen, traders, civil servants and the like -- accompanied by water drums, rectangular frame drums, side-blown horns and brass bands. ~ Jason Ankeny

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