& HIS SEKONDI BAND
NATTJAZZ - RØKERIET - USF VERFTET
Friday May 26
The Master of Afro-Highlife Jazz!
GYEDU BLAY AMBOLLEY saxophone, vocals JUSTICE NII ADJIRI WILLIAMS percussion ISAAC KWAKU ANSONG trumpet PETER MENSAH KADESH drums JOSHUA NKANSAH guitar BENJAMIN OSABOTEY trombone CHARLES ODURO DONKOR bass ISAAC KOBRENI KARIKARI keyboards
Highlife – mix of interwoven melodies with the world's coolest brass band on top, a form of music that originated in Ghana in the 1920s. Gyedu Blay Ambolley – Ghanaian saxophonist legend who jazzed up the genre and drew funk, soul and hip-hop into his music. Ambolley had his breakthrough fifty years ago with the song Simigwa-do and since then has released 30 solo albums, and was the premise provider for the development of Hiplife, Ghanaian music combined with rap. Both original music and standard jazz in hypnotically danceable versions will be offered.
Foto: Jurgen Dhont