The master of palmwine guitar here performs a number of songs recorded during his stay in Seattle. He is accompanied on drums by Kofi Anang, on seperewa by master player Osei Kwame, and on premprensua (rhumba box) by his son, Yaw. The music is performed to perfection, with a lilting guitar backing throughout the recitation of various proverbs and stories. This is Ghanaian folk at its best, from one of the absolute masters of the form. Anyone interested in the music of Ghana should definitely look into this recording. Despite its relatively recent recording, the ability of Anang to form a tranquil base of music for his songs and Kwame to provide accompaniment on the harp-lute within the same strand of musical thought is a welcome addition to anyone's collection that's interested.
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