Guy One - #1 (LP)

Guy One

#1 (LP)

VÖ Datum: 26.01.2018
Genre: Afro / Afrobeat
Format: LP
22,99 €
Guy One - #1 (LP)


Releasing an album into the world is a special moment for any artist but when you're an artist who grew up in remote northern Ghana with no schooling, spending a life herding cows and goats, building your own instruments and teaching yourself to sing, then there's a particular sense of occasion and celebration in finding recognition and an audience for that music.

This is the case for Guy One, an utterly unique artist who is writing and performing Frafra music, a style that originates from a small area in the north of Ghana. Whilst Guy One is already loved and adored locally by now - building up a fervent following in local villages in which no funeral or wedding would take place without his soaring voice and deeply rhythmic playing, before then transforming into an award-winning, TV appearing artist in Ghana - his music is now to find a much wider audience through Max Weissenfeldt's Philophon label (Jimi Tenor, Hailu Mergia, Alemayehu Eshete) on this Berlin meets Bolgatanga release.

Guy One's international debut #1 is an album rooted in tradition as much as it is the contemporary ("Frafra music Made in Germany" says drummer producer Max Weissenfeldt if he's forced to put a label on it) but given the fact that the traditionalism of Frafra music itself is a largely unknown force, the results are more even more potent and stirring in their creations. Choirs, trumpet, organ, bass, drums, synthesiser, vibraphone, saxophone and piano, the album is as bursting with instrumentation as it is ideas and innovation.

The album's perfect positioning between the old and the new and in taking that middle ground and launching it into completely new territory is enough to completely unglue the definitions of what music can be.

1 Po'ore Ye La Be De Geta Gurego
2 Bangere Tomme?
3 Ete Songo
4 N'yella Be Bobere?
5 Everything You Do, You Do for Yourself
6 Yelmengere De La Gu'usi
7 Nongre, Nongre - Sugre, Sugre
8 Sella N'de Hu Dene

Mehr von diesem Label

Afro / Afrobeat

The Polyversal Souls & Sir Frank Karikari

Siakwaa / Nana Agyei (Medley)

10,49 €

Afro / Afrobeat

The Polyversal Souls ft. Bolga All-Stars)

This Is Bolga! (Pt. 1&2)

10,49 €

Afro / Afrobeat

Alogte Oho & His Sounds of Joy

Allema Timba

10,79 €


Jimi Tenor

Order Of Nothingness (LP)

23,99 €

Afro / Afrobeat

Jimi Tenor

Quantum Connection

10,79 €

Wir benutzen Cookies, um unseren Besuchern die bestmögliche Nutzerfreundlichkeit zu bieten und um Sie vor diversen Angriffszenarios zu schützen.

Bitte gib eine E-Mail Adresse ein
Diese E-Mail Adresse ist nicht gültig
Bitte gib Dein Passwort ein
Bitte benutze mindestens 10 Zeichen, davon mindestens einen Groß - und einen Kleinbuchstaben und eine Zahl
Die Passwörter müssen übereinstimmen
Bitte wähle ein gültiges Datum
Bitte gib eine gültige Telefonnummer an
Bitte gib deinen Vornamen an
Bitte gib deinen Nachnamen an
Bitte gib den Straßennamen an.
Bitte Postleitzahl angeben.
Bitte Stadt angeben.
Bitte Land angeben.