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Kyekyeku

ABOUT ME

''Ghanaian guitarist Kyekyeku is bringing socially aware sounds to a new generation, making revolutions in people’s minds'' - The New Frame Magazine, johannesburg.

Kyekyeku & Ghanalogue Highlife is a celebration of Ghana’s music heritage of a bygone era and yet a salutation to the evolution of modern trends with a sound locked between a sumptuous folk style and West African urban beat. With lyrics reminiscent of village recreational songs, protest songs, love poetry and old African spirituality, his music touches on themes concerned with the well-being of Africa and the world society. Kyekyeku escorts you on a soulful journey to the enchanting lands of West Africa in a Palmwine meets-Highlife-meets-World Grooves fun moment!

His group has been an audience favourite at music festivals including the Montreux Jazz Festival, Canarias Jazz Festival, Etnosur, Pirineos Sur and Latitude (Uk)
  • Adventure
  • Balance
  • Challenge
  • Community
  • Contribution
  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Determination
  • Fairness
  • Friendships
  • Fun
  • Growth
  • Humor
  • Inner harmony
  • Justice
  • Learning
  • Listening
  • Love
  • Making a difference
  • Openness
  • Peace
  • Poise
  • Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Vision
  • Well-being

Cultural background

  • Ghana

PROJECT MUSIC

3:41
TIKA WE
We need an emergency response to save the planet. The song TIKA WE is a powerful call to action to address this situation. Everyone can take little steps to save the earth. "We must not waste water and avoid the use of plastic. Moreover, we must plant more trees and encourage people to not pollute the environment". Our blind assault on the planet has now come to alter the fundamentals of the living world.It is up to us to fix the problem before it is too late. The African meaning of the word TIKA is "Wonder of Life "
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  • African
  • Alternative
  • Pop
  • R&B / Soul
  • Vocal
  • Background vocals
  • Bass
  • Singer
  • Vocal percussion
  • Organ electric
  • Piano
  • Bass guitar
  • Guitar
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Drum set
  • Cameroon
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • South Africa
4:12
Gaia Gaia
In Combining Afrobeat, Brazilian Samba rhythms and Ghanaian Highlife singing in Twi English and Portuguese, this tune explores cultural identities of places that the musicians are not all from but in many ways share similar environmental problems. ‘Gaia Gaia ‘is a realization of our situation as a society at this very moment, it is inspired by events in Brazil’s Amazon and Ghana’s Atewa as two of the rainforest areas where government policies are pushing the environment to harm and disaster. In Ghana, the government plans with Chinese companies to mine Bauxite in the last remaining rainforests where the source of water to millions of people starts. Culturally, this project explores the idea that cultural traits can as well be propagated by people who are not necessarily from a given culture; that the beauty and preservation of culture also depend on how far society would indulge and share in another’s culture. David Stauffacher and Conny Schneider, therefore, turned out to be the perfect collaborators. David (Swiss) spent time in Brazil assimilating the varied Rhythms performed all Brazilian percussions on the song with pinpoint Brazilian feel. Conny Schneider is German but lives in Africa for 5 years and with her trumpet and Saxophone provided an Afrobeat brass section precisely. The Ghanaian counterparts Checheku made sound design, acoustic Guitar, Bass and All vocals while Knii provided recording and post-production on the song.
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  • African
  • Brazilian
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Singer
  • Caxixi
  • Cuíca
  • Drum set
  • Kpanlogo
  • Percussion
  • Saxhorn
  • Trumpet
  • Brazil
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Switzerland
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