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May 22, 2010 Comments Off on Ambolley Rehearsal for South Africa Views: 983 Ghana, News

Ambolley Rehearsal for South Africa

Many of Ghana’s top artists are BUSY right now, getting ready for a massive series of Ghanaian music concerts. Amandzeba, Samini, Ambolley, Rex Omar and a few more have been rehearsing daily at TV3 Studios, as they get ready to head down to South Africa for a series of concerts in support of Ghana’s national soccer team, the Black Stars.

This video is just a very short sample of the type of potent beats created by one of highlife’s most respected voices, the man who started rapping in the early 1970s before rap was even a concept, “Simigwa do Man” himself, Mr Gyedu-Blay Ambolley. Ambolley’s career started pretty early in the highlife days, he learned from legends such as Ebo Taylor, but he added a distinctly funky touch to highlife, and 40 years later this short break is a nice reminder that Ambolley is one of the heavyweights we MUST bring to the table. Let’s get him touring soon!!!

Also introducing Ananse, aka Old Dad, who’s been helping us a LOT in Accra, he is a comedian, model and more importantly a people’s guy, he knows Accra impeccably and keeps us laughing through traffic jams… you may have spotted him in some of our earlier photos…

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