Ahemaa Nwomkro - Nsem Nyinaa Nyame / Nana Kodajayen (7", Single) Mint (M)

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Media Condition:  Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)
Country:    Germany  
Released:  
2021-05-21
Genre:       Jazz, Reggae, Funk / Soul, Folk World & Country
Style:         Afrobeat, Highlife

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Ahemaa Nwomkro, which means queens of Nwomkro, are Victoria Osei and Theresa Owusuaa. Nwomkro is an old Ashanti musical style, which played an influential role in the origin of the typical more roots-like Highlife style of Kumasi, the cultural capital of Ghana in the middle of the jungle.

On this release the two singers have teamed up with the young generation of Highlife muicians of Kumasi. On guitar is Akule Pepe, who served for years in the group of Highlife legend Alex Konadu, the most on demand band in its time. The two songs are a rare example of how good pure Nwomkro gets together with typical Highlife.
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releases May 21, 2021

Victoria Osei - Vocals
Theresa Owusuaa - Vocals
Akule Pepe - Guitar
King Fii - Bass
Boutique - Drums
Kofi Emma - Kpanlogo Drums
Muggy - Percussion, Synthesizers

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Max Weissenfeldt
at Joy Sound Studios, Kumasi
Vinyl Cut by Jukka Sarapää at Timmions Cuttings, Helsinki
Cover Art by Florence Adooni, Kumasi
Photo by Max Weissenfeldt
Graphics by Jana Weiz, Berlin
Product Management by Angelika Schwarz at HWC, Berlin

Executive Producer: Max Weissenfeldt

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A. Nsem Nyinaa Nyame
B. Nana Kodajayen

 

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