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    Fela: This Bitch of A Life

    “I’ve never met a more fearless, direct, activist, fiercely radical, rebel, courageous warrior, prolific, and gifted person like FELA. I admired his honesty, was often puzzled by his contradictory lifestyle, was in total awe of his musical genius, relished his outrageous sense of humour, deeply treasured his friendship and was absolutely inspired by his fathomless generosity. This Bitch of a Life illustrates an extremely heartbreaking phase in this incredibly gifted master musician’s experiences. It is filled with so many occasions of savage torture on FELA’s soul, being and psyche: trumped up criminal charges, military onslaught, seamless court appearances. Kangaroo-court convictions and imprisonment accompanied by a nauseating inhumanity that caused FELA unimaginable misery.” — Hugh Masekela, Musician and Friend

    African superstar, composer, singer, and musician, as well as mystic and political activist, Nigerian Fela Kuti, born in 1938, was controversy personified.

    He was swept to international celebrity on a wave of scandal and flamboyance, and when he died of AIDS in 1997, more than a million people attended his funeral. But what was he really like, this man who could as easily arouse violent hostility as he could unswerving loyalty?

    Carlos Moore’s unique biography, based on hours of conversation and told in Fela’s first-person vernacular, reveals the icon’s complex personality and tumultuous existence. Moore includes interviews with fifteen of his queens (wives); photos; and an updated discography.

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    Bob Marley: The Untold Story

    What was it about Bob Marley that made him so popular in a world dominated by rock’n’roll? How is that he has not only remained the single most successful reggae artist ever, but has also become a shining beacon of radicalism and peace to generation after generation of fans across the globe?

    On May 11, 1981, a little after 11.30 in the morning, Bob Marley died. The man who introduced reggae to a worldwide audience, in his own lifetime he had already become a hero figure in the classic mythological sense. From immensely humble beginnings and with talent and religious belief his only weapons, the Jamaican recording artist applied himself with unstinting perseverance to spreading his prophetic musical message.

    And he had achieved it: only a year earlier, Bob Marley and The Wailers’ tour of Europe had seen them perform to the largest audiences a musical act had up to that point experienced. Record sales of Marley’s albums before his death were spectacular; in the years since his death they have become phenomenal, as each new generation discovers afresh the remarkable power of his music.

    Chris Salewicz, who had a sequence of adventures with Bob Marley in Jamaica in 1979, offers us a comprehensive and detailed account of Bob Marley’s life and the world in which he grew up and came to dominate. Never-before-heard interviews with dozens of people who knew Marley are woven through a narrative that brings to life not only the Rastafari religion and the musical scene in Jamaica, but also the spirit of the man himself.

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  • Audience of One – MP3 (Pendrive)

    Tracks in this album:

    1. Prayer
    2. Worthy One
    3. Judah Dzata (Lion of Judah)
    4. Audience of One (God is Here)
    5. Shiwoonɔyeli Nyɔŋmo (Fɛɛ Mli)
    6. Wait
    7. Kosie Ansa
    8. Brɛbrɛ
    9. Mindaoshi (My Jubilee Song)

    Also includes Image cards of all the lyrics.

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  • Six Strings and a Note: Legendary Agya Koo Nimo in His Own Words

    Six Strings and a Note is a compelling and relevant portrait of the artistic life of Daniel Kwabena Boa Amponsah, known around the world by his stage name, Koo Nimo. Written with a curiosity, simplicity, and a keen memory for detail, the book takes us on a journey through Koo Nimo’s work as an artist, and also as a man with a deep affection for his culture.

    From the quiet Ghanaian village where he grew up, to the popular concert halls, leading international universities and renowned institutions, Koo Nimo’s life is nearly a century of extraordinary subplots to a story of hope, determination, and a boundless love for guitar music.

    Celebrated in his native Ghana for his infusion of traditional motifs into mainstream music, and his influence on the Addadam music styles and palm-wine guitar, Koo Nimo unveiled Asante culture to audiences all over the world.

    A fine blend of a vivid recollection of a memoir and an authenticity woven into a biography to give the reader a richer encounter with Koo Nimo’s life lessons, challenges, and successes through his life and work.

    A father, a poet, a folk musician, a teacher, and a philosopher, Koo Nimo would say, “I did not set out to become another [Andres] Segovia. All I have is my culture, my story and my song, and I have to do my best for the sake of a generation who will be listening and learning long after I am gone.”

    A must-read for all international music enthusiasts.

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  • Highlife Giants: West African Dance Band Pioneers – Hardcover

    ‘Highlife is the only music in this country that has stood and will continue to stand the test of time.’ – Victor Olaiya

    As West Africa’s oldest form of popular music, highlife was the soundtrack of the independence era. Its influence still resonates today.

    Highlife Giants is an intimate portrait of the pioneering artistes of West Africa’s music scene from the 1920s onwards. It contains interviews with stars such as E.T Mensah, Kofi Ghanaba, King Bruce, Bobby Benson, Victor Uwaifo, and Ignace De Souza revealing priceless behind-the-scenes moments such as Louis Armstrong giving Eddie Okonta a trumpet with a golden mouthpiece after seeing him perform. Highlife Giants charts the development of this rich and varied popular form which is hugely influential on contemporary West African music from Afrobeat to hiplife.

    Blending European and African-American styles with traditional African patterns, highlife music contributed to the development of post-independence national identity in both Ghana and Nigeria. As such, highlife remains crucial in generating social commentary, protest and contributing to the formation of a pan-African musical identity.

    For those who lived through the era, Highlife Giants will be a compendium that invokes treasured memories. For their children and grandchildren, this book will inspire an interest in the rich musical history of West Africa.

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  • Tu Wo Ho Fo – Audio CD

    Tracks in this album:

    1. Yen ara Y’asaase
    2. Gyato
    3. Mr. Traveller
    4. Tu wo ho fo (Immediate Effect)
    5. Aduane Nyinya
    6. Palm Wine Love
    7. Dedeende Kwao ee/Nkete nkete nkete

     

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  • Audience of One – Audio CD

    Tracks in this album:

    1. Prayer
    2. Worthy One
    3. Judah Dzata (Lion of Judah)
    4. Audience of One (God is Here)
    5. Shiwoonɔyeli Nyɔŋmo (Fɛɛ Mli)
    6. Wait
    7. Kosie Ansa
    8. Brɛbrɛ
    9. Mindaoshi (My Jubilee Song)

    Also includes Image cards of all the lyrics.

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  • Covenant – by Estarch

    Tracks in this album:

    1. Keep Trusting
    2. Praise You Lord
    3. Apam (Covenant) Featuring Eric KB
    4. Ebenezer
    5. Big God Featuring Mrs Zadi and Minister Tolu
    6. Praise Solution
    7. Ayeyi Nwom
    8. Aboroso Featuring Nhyira Betty

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  • Akpe (Bethel Revival Choir)

    Tracks in this album:

    1. Malorwo (I’ll love you)
    2. Fix It (Featuring Calvis Hammond & Pastor Eliot Lamptey)
    3. Yesu Akpe
    4. Ensuro (Fear Not)
    5. Agbadza Gospel Medley
    6. Yedawase
    7. Mawu ana
    8. Wodekako (Only You)
    9. Selah (The Lord’s Prayer)
    10. Ewe Hymn Medley
    11. Mawugbagbe/Halleluyah (Featuring Joe Mettle)
    12. Mawu Akpenawo (Featuring Eugene Zuta)
    13. Akpe
    14. Ava fia Kristo/Yehowa
    15. Ewe Praise Medley (Featuring Joe Mettle)
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  • Hosanna Live

    Tracks in this album:

    1. Hosanna
    2. Ebube
    3. Mensi den Intro Ft Charlotte Acquah
    4. Mobo Wo Dzin Ft Uncle Ato
    5. Ka Kyere Jesus
    6. Yesu Nyame ba Ft Eugene Zuta / George Sekyi
    7. Jesus M’agyenkwa Ft Esther Godwyll
    8. Hymn Medley Ft Uncle Ato
    9. Kristofo Ft Eugene Degadzor
    10. The Name Jesus Ft Dulcie Yates / Felicia Crentsil
    11. Jesus Jesus Ft David Crentsil / Charles Pettingle
    12. Hosanna (Studio)

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    Hosanna Live

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