& HIS SEKONDI BAND
OPENING CONCERT NATTJAZZ 2023
FREE OPENING CONCERT - NATTJAZZ - HALLEN USF
The doors open at 18:00. CONCERT STARTS 18:30
Friday May 26
In 2000, Diana Krall and Sissel Kyrkjebø filled the Kjødehallen at Verftet. After over 20 years it is now finally ready for new concerts during Nattjazz! On Friday 26 May, we invite the whole city to a free opening concert in Hallen USF with the fantastic Gyedu-Blay Ambolley & His Sekondi Band, a master of the highlife genre!
The concert is free and open to all - get your free ticket here!
NB! If you have a Nattjazz Festival Pass, Night Pass (Nattpass) 1 or Day Pass Friday 26 May, you do NOT need to get a free ticket. Switch to wristbands in the Backyard before the concert :)
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