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Music of Friday, 29 May 2015

Source: Alliance Francaise

Ambolley launches “Afrikan Soul” at Alliance Francaise Accra

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley, affectionately known as the "Simigwa Do Man", celebrated his "Silver Jubilee" in music in 1998. Known as the “father of rap”, this versatile singer, songwriter, producer, Ambolley is back to launch his 29th album.

The singer and sax player, accompanied by the Sekondi Band will take us to a journey through the new opus ‘Afrikan Soul’, drastically different from his previous albums.

Ambolley has toured throughout West Africa, Europe, Canada, and the United States. He has performed on the same stage with some of the world’s most celebrated artists, such as Miriam Makeba of South Africa, the late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti of Nigeria, the late George Howard, Angela Bofill, Norman Connors, Manu DeBango, Lakeside, Chikuzan Takahashi of Japan, Ricardo Estrada of Cuba, Mayuto Correa of Brazil and toured Ghana with Oscar Brashear and Michael Session. Because of his originality, his performances have left audiences raving and shouting for more.

Ambolley has 29 albums to his credit and has received numerous musical awards. It has been said that "the genre on Ambolley's music in entertainingly elevating and spiritually inescapable, such that its uniqueness transcends all musical categories. Don’t miss out on this exciting concert that is sure to rock Accra!