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Music of Thursday, 19 April 2007


Creative Storm Releases Three Maiden Albums

Creative Storm, leaders in multimedia communications have launched three unique works of Ghanaian music and film at the British Council in Accra.

The three works included Wulomei Returns, Elmina by Kari Bannerman and Ama, a film by Kwesi Owusu and Kwate Nee Owoo.

The albums were launched with inspirational musical performances by the National Dance Company of Ghana, telling about the pride of Ghana, and a dance by Becky Wuzawuza, performing the ?ituasi? dance by Kari Bannerman, Kaseem dancers and a poetry recital by a poet, Atukwei Okai, entitled, wanwudagi wanwudagi.

The album, Wulomei Returns, composed in 1970, now comes with brand-new sounds.

The second album, Elmina by Kari Bannerman, a great guitarist, also comes with a documentary of highlife in Ghana.

The film Ama was also launched in 1991 and has now been recorded on DVD, which would be introduced in some of the Ghanaian languages.

Ama is about a little girl who discovered a shrine abroad, where the ancestors spoke through the computer.

All the song on the two albums were inspirational, with danceable tunes.

The launching attracted important personalities such as the Ga wulomo of the Ga State, Hon Freddie Blay, 1st deputy speaker of Parliament, Nii Tei, an entertainer and musician, Professor Atukwei Okai, the secretary general of the Pan African Writers Association, Mr Fritz Baffuor, MD of Tropical Vision Storm, as well as many other musicians, home and abroad.

Giving a brief history of the three Ghanaian works of art, the CEO of Creative Storm, Kwasi Owusu said Wolumei, who are great musicians, launched their maiden album in 1970, which Nii Tei has now modernized.

The real stuff was recorded with Wulomei members, three days before the death of Naa Daishi, the leader of the group, he said.A moment of silence was therefore observed for Naa Daishi, Saka and Big boy, all members of the group who are now deceased.

Hampers containing the three CDs which were displayed for auction were soon short of supply as they was a mad rush for them.

The first hamper was bought for three million cedis.