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Batakari Night at Alliance Française

Genre : Communiqués
Column : Music
Published on : 29/01/2018
Source : www.artsghana.org

 
The 2018 edition of "Batakari Night" will on Saturday February 3 take place at the Alliance Française in Accra with diverse performances by a variety of musicians.
 
On the bill are kologo (a two-stringed calabash lute) virtuosos Atongo Zimba / King Ayisoba, Wiyaala, Wanlov Kubolor, Kwaw Kese, Yaa Pono, Jamaika, Oluguanzi and Zea (Holland), who are poised to showcase varied musical styles that are set to make the evening an unforgettable one.
 
The fiesta, which is aimed at promoting the smock – a material that is made from hand-loomed strips sewn together by hand or machine, which is highly popular in Northern Ghana and has recently made significant inroads in Southern Ghana.
 
Wiyaala, whose music has variously been described as Afro-pop / Afro-rock with elements of traditional Ghanaian rhythms, is expected to rock the Alliance Française with some of her recent compositions and dance movements.
 
Noted for his use kologo and a variety of Ghanaian traditional drums, which are mixed in with beats, electronica and echoes of hiplife, Ayiosba has performed to cheering audiencs in various parts of Europe and Africa and has charmed fans in Ghana with a couple of hit sonds.
 
Acclaimed for popularizing kologo, Atpngo Zimba, Zima's music is influenced by dozens of international artists he has performed with. These include Hugh Masekela, Manu Dibango, Osibisa, Francis Fuster, Jimmy Beckley's Afro-Jazz Combo and Angelique Kidjo among others.
 
Watch out for surprises from Yaa Pono, Jamaika, Kwaw Kese, Oluguanzi and Zea, who will equally set the stage alit with their distinct styles. 

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