Live music fans in Accra who have not seen Kwame Yeboah’s ObY band in action over the last few weeks can catch them tomorrow evening at the +233 Jazz Bar and Grill in Accra.
There have been a few personnel changes in the band recently and the brilliant multi-instrumentalist would demonstrate how effectively he has roped in the new hands.
The band is expected to play its newly-released Only You single and some of their other recordings due out soon, at tomorrow’s gig.
Meanwhile, the +233 Jazz Bar and Grill is preparing to host this year’s International Jazz Day celebration on Tuesday, April 30.
In November 2011, during the UNESCO General Conference, the international community proclaimed April 30 as International Jazz Day. The Day is intended to raise awareness of the virtues of jazz as an educational tool and a force for peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced cooperation among people.
Artists on call to perform at the Ghana celebration include guitarist Akablay, the Sound Factree band with singer Sandra Huson and saxophonist Bernard Ayisa as guests, guitarist Sir Young, singers Ofie and Gyedu Blay Ambolley and saxophonists Ray Allen and Colonel Faat.
Born in the United States at the beginning of the 20th century, jazz is rooted in African traditions, draws from European musical forms, and has evolved into various styles across the globe.
The Jazz Day celebration is supported by Arterial Network Ghana.
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