AKWABA AFRO-SOUL

AKWABA AFRO-SOUL

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akwaba means welcome in Akan or Ashanti (West Africa, Ivory Coast and Ghana) this collection is a travel to the best part of the modern African music from the 70's and 80's

Biography

After three years of work and research, the African Dj Akan from the ivory
Coast has decided to release the compilation Akwaba* (Africa Soul). This Compilation of Unique, Prolific almost ancestral songs have been heard by several generations of African’s. Yet they still are practically unknown to people in Europe, South America, Asia, North America, or the younger generation living in Western Europe.
The songs of Akwaba are from the 70’s and the beginning of the 80’s they can
be compared to the North American Soul of the seventies, all the songs are
from Nigeria, Ghana, Benin and the Ivory Coast.
With Different artists like Franco from Zaire, the late Prince Nico Mbarga
and his famous Rocafil Jazz (the Rocafil were a pair of high length stiletto shoes like the
Drag queen’s wear) from Nigeria, the late Ernesto Djedje from The Ivory Coast,
Etc.
Dj Akan decided to put together a compilation of tracks from a true Africans point of view, he felt that there were a lot of West European compilations that
Mentioned the term Afro-Beat, but where was the Afro side in these records?
All of the songs of Akwaba can be listen to by all music lovers worldwide like Producers,
Singers, Diggers, African music lovers, etc. when you listen to this album you can here all the African influences in all genres of music (house,
Drum & bass, rap, r&b)
What you have here are some classics of the African community, and the older generation will remember these songs and cherish them as if they were delicate “souvenirs” of a time past. This is a celebration to the parents all around the world before Kofi Olomide,
Youssou N’Dour or Femi Kuti, African music was big, never forget that...
Akwaba means welcome in Akan, this is a large West African ethnic group (Ivory Coast,
Ghana).
we are looping for an international distribution in vynile and cd‘s, feel free to get in touch with me, this project is the first real one, and to have a serious reputation and the problem is to get in touch with a lot of this producers somme died or somme had lost the masters… so me and my friend Jazz E Cut we remastered all the tracks to have the best quality for the listeners.
If you enjoyed it feel free to contact me

Discography

dj Akan presents
Akwaba vol.2
a finest selection of West African rare tracks from the 70's & 80's

1-Ernesto Djedje
"Ziglibitiens" 8'33 (Ivory Coast)

2- TP Poly Rythmo
"Chérie Coco" 16'35 (Benin republic)

3- Sam Mangwana & L'African All Stars
"Bambara"7'33 (Congo)

4- Sonny Okosun
"Festival Of The Hunters" (Nigeria)

5-Sonny Okosun
"Living Music" 11'46 (Nigeria)

6- Super Sweet Talks
"Adjoa" 10'57 (Ghana)

compiled by Dj Akan from Ivory Coast for queen Pokou Rec.
executive production : Dj Akan from Ivory Coast for Queen Pokou rec.

email : djakanivorycoast@hotmail.com

thanks to : My Family Moronou, Agnis, Akan, ashantis, All Ivory Coast peace and not war, Malcom X, Thomas Sankara, Martin Luther King, Patrice Lumumba, Fred Hampton, Spike Lee, Minister Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Al Sharpton, Miles Davis, Kwame Nkrumah, Khalid Muhamad, Angela Davis, Tommy Smith, Black Panthers, Huey Newton, Shakur Family, KRS 1, Brand Nubian, Rakim, Chuck D, Common, RZA, Raekwon, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, The Roots, Akon, Africa, Music lovers, Dj's & producers (Dj Premier, Just Blaze, Jazz E Cut, Marley Marl, The Awesome 2, Rockwilder, Curt Cazal ),...
Africa, is the futur...If nobody is doing a record like Akwaba who will doing it ? The Futur is also the knowledge of this African Culture to be strong in the next years and we need u all the children from the diaspora and slavery around the world, invest to Africa, peace... Dj Akan
Akwaba (means welcome in Akan and Ashantis)

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dj Akan presents
Akwaba vol.1
a finest selection of West African rare tracks from the 70's & 80's

1- Ernesto Djedje
"Zadie bobo" 3'42 (Ivory coast)

2- Kyeremateng Atwede & Kyeremateng Stars
Su Su Ka" 8'49 (Ghana)

3- Oriental Brothers Band
"Kele Chi" 17'59 (Nigeria)

4- Prince Nico Mbarga
"Sickness" 9'29 (Nigeria)

5- Pambou Tchicaya Tchico
"Josintha"8'27 (Congo/Nigeria)

6- Victor Uwaifo & The Titibitis
"Arabade" 8'15 (Nigeria)

compiled by Dj Akan from Ivory Coast for queen Pokou Rec.
executive production : Dj Akan from Ivory Coast for Queen Pokou rec.

email : djakanivorycoast@hotmail.com

thanks to : My Family Moronou, Agnis, Akan, ashantis, All Ivory Coast peace and not war, Dany Bill, Mariana, Nastyvov, Malcom X, Thomas Sankara, Martin Luther King, Patrice Lumumba, Fred Hampton, Spike Lee, Minister Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Al Sharpton, Miles Davis, Kwame Nkrumah, Khalid Muhamad, Angela Davis, Tommy Smith, Black Panthers, Huey Newton, Shakur Family, KRS 1, Brand Nubian, Rakim, Chuck D, Common, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, RZA, Raekwon, The Roots, Akon, Africa, Music lovers, Dj's & producers (Dj Premier, Just Blaze, Jazz E Cut, Marley Marl, The Awesome 2, Rockwilder, Curt Cazal ),...
Africa, is the futur...If nobody is doing a record like Akwaba who will doing it ? The Futur is also the knowledge of this African Culture to be strong in the next years and we need u all the children from the diaspora and slavery around the world, invest to Africa, peace... Dj Akan
Akwaba (means welcome in Akan and Ashantis)