Adjiri Odametey

Adjiri Odametey

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The songs by the West African Adjiri Odametey are melodic, poetic and occasionally a touch melancholic. He plays atmospherically compact and compositionally sophisticated world music. His earthy, warm voice and the seldom-heard instruments which he plays possess a special charm.

Biography

Adjiri Odametey is a multi-instrumentalist and singer from Ghana. He is a brilliant life performer with stacks of charisma. His life is a prime demonstration of the wonders of cultural collision. The exposure to both traditional African and modern Western values provided a rich background on which he founded his unique musical talents. His music bridges the gap to Africa for Western World listeners.

Adjiri Odametey’s artistic roots lie in the traditions of his homeland Ghana. Born and raised in the capital city Accra, he performed in such renowned groups as the Pan African Orchestra or the Ghana Dance Ballet. He has toured in Japan, Russia and Alaska.

“He is a musical all-round talent, something like an African Hans-Jürgen Buchner or one of the Well Brothers. Even when it may not be so easy for a German, one should remember this name,” said the Süddeutsche Zeitung about Adjiri Odametey.

The songs by the West African Adjiri Odametey are melodic, poetic and occasionally a touch melancholic. He plays atmospherically compact and compositionally sophisticated world music. His earthy, warm voice and the seldom-heard instruments which he plays possess a special charm. Adjiri Odametey is a brilliant life performer with stacks of charisma. His concerts have something to offer to those who like quieter pieces as well as to percussion fans. The instrumentation of the music is made up of instruments from Africa such as the cora, mbira, kalimba, balafon, kpanlogo and talking drum as well as modern instruments like the guitar.

Discography

Adjiri Odametey: Mala, afrimelo records, 2003, AMR001
Adjiri Odametey: Etoo, BayLa (Galileo Music), 2008, BAY004