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Captain Yaba (Azongo Nyaaba)

September 13, 2013
Recording Tinanure  Re-released as Yaba Funk Roots by Retroafric in 2003 Captain Yaba (real name: Azongo Nyaaba) was one of the first Frafra kologo players to bring the

Guy Warren

September 13, 2013
Recording Afro-Jazz [LP, 1969] Emergent Drums [LP, 1963] The African Soundz of Guy Warren of Ghana [LP, 1960] The Guy Warren Sounds: Themes for African Drums [LP, 1958] Third Phase

Nana Tuffour

September 13, 2013
Ghanaian singer Nana Tuffour a.k.a. 9-9-2-4 is a renowned Highlife singer/songwriter was born on Valentines Day 1954. It is no wonder that his has crooned his

Mac Tontoh

September 13, 2013
Recording Nana Eba (with the Kete Warriors) [CD, Amanas Music, 2001] Mac Tontoh, one of the great pioneers of the fusion of African and western music, was

Pat Thomas

September 13, 2013
Ghanaian singer Pat Thomas, a native of Agona, in the Ashanti Region was born to a father who was a music teacher and a mother who

Ebo Taylor

September 13, 2013
Ghanaian guitarist and bandleader (New Broadway Dance Band) Ebo Taylor (born 1936) is a Ghanaian guitarist, composer, arranger, bandleader, and producer, focusing on highlife-style music. Highlife

Carlos Sekyi

September 13, 2013
Recording Yesu Christo [Megastar]

Asabre Quaye

September 13, 2013
Ghanaian musician (drummer and bandleader, Saneko)

Rex Omar (Rex Owusu-Marfo)

September 13, 2013
Recording Asomdwoe Dangerous [CD] Twi Who am I? [CD] Rex Owusu Marfo aka Rex Omar was born on February 6, just like the legendary Bob Marley. From his humble beginnings

Teddy Osei

September 13, 2013
Positions Founder and bandleader (1971 - )   Recording The Very Best of Osibisa [CD, Flying Elephant, 1999]   Formed in London in 1969 by three Ghanaian and three Caribbean musicians,

Francis Nii-Yartey

September 13, 2013
Positions Artistic Director (1976 - ) Senior Research Fellow in Dance - Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana   Performance Sal Yeda [Dance, MASA, 1999] Musu: Saga of the Slaves

Professor J.H. Kwabena Nketia

September 13, 2013
Positions Andrew Mellon Professor of Music - University of Pittsburgh (1983 - 1991) Professor of Music - University of California, Los Angeles (1968 - 1983) Director - Institute

E. John Collins

September 13, 2013
Publication West African Pop Roots [Musicology, Temple University Press, 1992] John Collins came to Ghana in 1952 and has been involved in the West African music scene

Mike Egan

September 13, 2013
Positions Radio Presenter

King Bruce

September 13, 2013
Positions Bandleader - The Black Beats (1952 - 1997)   Recording Golden Highlife Classics [CD, RetroAfric, 1996]    King Bruce (b. 1922, Accra, Ghana–1998) was a composer, band leader, and musician

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley

September 13, 2013
Recording Jaazz Meets Hi-Life [CD, Simigwa Records, 2003] Afrikan JaaZZ [CD, Simigwa Records, 2001] Party Time [CD, Simigwa Records] Son of Ghana [CD, Simigwa Records] The Sekondi Man [CD, Simigwa

Nii Kwate Owoo

September 13, 2013
Positions   Editorial Manager - Ecrans d'Afrique, Pan African Federation of Film Producers (1993 - 1995) Founder and Head, Media Research Unit - Institute of African Studies, University

Eric Don-Arthur

September 13, 2013
Art Exhibition Anti-Malaria Education Campaign Posters [Johns Hopkins, 2004] Environmental Portraits in Cameroon [Exxon Mobil, 2004]  Corporate photography K'PALEZO 97 [Group exhibition, 1997] Publication The Art of African Fashion [1998]  As contributing
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