Ace guitarist Akablay and his Abiza Band alongside Zohzoh Band will on Friday, July 18 rock the Alliance FranÃ§aise in Accra with a concert dubbed ‘Kundum Highlife Meets Afrobeat’.
Noted for a brand of highlife known as ‘Kundum Highlife’, Abiza Band has in recent years mesmerised fans in several towns and cities in Denmark with magnetic performances.
Formed in 2005, Abiza Band has carved a niche for itself through authentic Ghanaian highlife, which is the result of a subtle expropriation of the elements of traditional rhythms from the Western Region, which has been described by critics as ‘Kundum Highlife’.
Led by Yaw Boateng, Zohzoh Band is expected to thrill the audience with a cool blend of highlife and Afro beat alongside influences from late Fela Kuti, Miles Davies, Peter Tosh, James Brown and ET Mensah.
On Saturday, July 19, the Alliance FranÃ§aise would equally go gay with another performance by rapper and singer EL.
This young and talented music icon is a multi-talented artiste with a multi-national fan base from Ghana and beyond.
He is working tirelessly to promote and improve the quality of Ghanaian music on the international market.
A natural performer with good stagecraft, anytime E.L grabs the microphone on stage; music fans see him as a real music icon whose presence would boost the image of Ghanaian music on the international music market.
He is expected to surprise the audience with a blend of different varieties of music inspired from various sources.
E.L has appeared on many musical concerts held in the country and performed with music stars like Sarkodie, J. Martins, 9ice, Fabulous and Rick Ross.
Arguably one of the biggest producers cum rappers, he has lent his blend of hip-hop/afro beat sounds and voice to major hits for the likes of Sarkodie’s ‘You Go Kill Me’, ‘Dangerous’, D-Black’s ‘Get On The Dance Floor’, Reggie Rockstone’s ‘Rockstone’s Office’, Asem’s ‘Check Your Weight’ and many more.
Also on the bill are Joey B, M.anifest, Ko-jo Cue, Sarkodie, Lil Shaker, Edem, Stargo, C Real, Dex Kwesi, Gemini, PK and many more.
Both concerts are being supported by Institut FranÃ§ais (Ghana) Alliance FranÃ§aise (Accra), French Embassy, Ashfoam, Novotel Hotel, Canal+, CANALSAT, Yoyo and others.
By George Clifford Owusu
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