Savenet Sounds / Nana Ofei

Savenet Sounds / Nana Ofei

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We make music to help heal our world: getting people to either dance in happiness, or think a little more positively about life. "The music is the thing", we say, "the center of our system, everything revolving around and subject to it." We strive for pleasant new techniques in songwriting.

Biography

Savenet Sounds music has both West African and Euro-American Influences. Crossover? Depending on song theme, we may sound "Easy Listening" or "Smooth Jazz", or we may sound real "Dancy" with R & B, Pop or West African Hi-life rhythms. We do not lock ourselves in any restrictive genre saddle. Our musical content determines the form and rhythm of each song. Pop, reggae, hi-life, R&B....call it what you may; save it where you choose. Ours is to make the music in disciplined freedom of expression and believe you will love it...and thanks, if you do.

The Muse Behind the Sounds
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NANA ODEI OFEI is one versatile Publisher/Songwriter whose music sounds as refreshing as it is original.

His themes relate to positive life values for the self and society. He does not chain himself to any particular genre; his listeners find their favorites in his varied style and repertoire: Traditional/Contemporary Gospel, R&B, Reggae, Blues, Jazz, Pop, Funk and his native Ghana polyrhythmic Hi-life popularized in West Africa. He is an African and American cultural hybrid and easily finds affection from many a music fan in both parts of the globe and in-between.

Nana is a precious walking box of versatility. Inspired first by his father, and later by the music of Ray Charles, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, his own large appetite for the arts took him through various artistic and other experiences which should explain the nature of his music. Back in the days in Ghana, the beginning of forming the Mfantsipim High School Pop Band, The Mugnettes, was the unforeseen beginning of Nana's music career. Nana's music talent
has stuck with him and grown to this day.

Nana's professional background includes Teaching, Theater Arts, although he has worked for quite a while also in auto marketing, and now in telecom electronics manufacturing and testing. He graduated from Wesley College, Kumasi, Ghana, as a professional teacher, establishing some landmark records of work and achievement wherever he served in schools and colleges in Ghana and Nigeria. Nana graduated in Theater Arts from the University of Ghana, Legon, where he majored in Directing. He has since acted in or directed various plays (including his own) for stage, radio and tv, and for various events and competitions. Nana Ofei served at the Arts Council of Ghana in various capacities including: Cultural Officer, Central Regional Director, Secretary for the National Festival Secretariat, Official on Ghana's contingent to FESTAC 77, Lagos, and Adjudicator for Inter-schools Drama competitions in Accra. He mooted the idea and organized the first Independence Festival of Arts in Sekondi, founded a theater group Anei Kivuli which he featured in William Branch's "A Wreath For Udomo", and founded Cape Coast Akotoworabam, a weekly variety program to promote local performing artists. For the Ghana Association of Writers (GAW), he served a term each also as Deputy and General Secretary, as well as Editor of the Takra Magazine.

In all these capacities, Nana kept alive his flare for music, poetry and painting. He participated in painting exhibitions including Kontonkrowi Expo 76, a three-man exhibition at the Arts Center, Accra. He has participated in poetry performances with Atukwei Okai (GAW), Robert Rozdesvensky (US Library of Congress) and other poets of international repute. Nana has also a collection of published and other poems to his credit, including the popular My Generation, The World Is Now Slippery, and One Only Seed of Sense featured by both the American Poetry Anthology (Vol. VI, #2, Summer 1986) and www.poetry.com
Nana had occasions also to co-produce, write transliteration verses for, and perform with C.K. Mann of Ghana while he was in the US.

Keyboards are Nana's forte in music. He feels well at home at his Savenet Studio, where he does his songwriting production: composing, arranging, singing, recording and engineering most of his songs. That is a lot of work, but it is loaded with fun. It is interesting how the years of varied experiences, now filtered through a discipline of form and content, soothingly sing out loud and clear with compelling emotions through black and white keys.
Amazing...amazing...just amazing.

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No one should miss an opportunity to listen to his "The Only Way I Know To Cry", which is featured on his album, "Sound Salad #2 (Unlimited)".
You have a chance to get hold of Sound Salad #1 now.
KEEP YOUR EARS AND EYES WIDE OPEN FOR:
Sound Salad #2 (Unlimited).

*****Thank You*****

Lyrics

Peace 2U

Written By: Nana O. Ofei

Peace, peace, peace to you; God bless you.
Peace, peace, peace to you; God bless you.

Ever seen a person broken hearted or in pain?
Just remember it could be your very self another day in pain.
Just think, oh think, what you can do,
The least of which is one word of kindness from you?
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
I believe, I believe, I believe you can say
Three simple words to someone you see today.
Oh, I believe, I believe, I believe you can say
Three simple words to someone you see today.

You may have been the child of kings and queens with gold and silver spoon;
You may have been the step-child of the sun and moon;
You may have been the child of kings and queens with gold and silver spoon;
Oh, Oh, ah… I don’t know (Whoever you are!)

(Shaba doo be do… etc with Instrumental solo)

Ever seen a person very broken hearted or in pain?
Just remember it could be your very self another day in pain.
Just think (think): what you can do,
The least of which is one word of kindness from you?
I believe, I believe, I believe you can say
Three simple words to someone you see today.
Oh, I believe, I believe, I believe you can say
Three simple words to someone you see today.

Help somebody, Ooooh, help somebody
I say help somebody; God bless you.

Let Everybody Be Free

Written By: Nana O. Ofei

Let Everybody in the World Be Free
I do, and so do you deserve to be free;
Let Everybody in the World Be Free
I do, and so do you deserve to be free;

If I had my hands to be as eagle strong,
My one desire would be to stop every wrong;
Yet if I were a weak little butterfly,
Or were I just a little, funky fly
I’d bring my wings of beauty right along’
Or to clean the mess you make, I sure would try;
As a little bird, I’d sing my daily song;
I’d sing, just flying by.

Let Everybody in the World Be Free
I do, and so do you deserve to be free;
Let Everybody in the World Be Free
I do, and so do you deserve to be free;

With all the blessings of this world that abound,
Don’t tell me ain’t love enough to go around;
It’s a shame that children find no helping hand.
It’s a shame they die in their promised land.

People everywhere in the world
Need to be free;
Yeah, oh yeah no one; no, no, no one can be free,
Till we’re all free; till we’re all free.
Till we all say: I do, and so do you deserve to be free

Let Everybody in the World Be Free
I do, and so do you deserve to be free;
Let Everybody in the World Be Free
I do, and so do you deserve to be free;

Discography

Sound Salad #1 (Christmas Edition) was released at the close of 2006. It is packaged with Twelve original new additions to the X-mas seasonal repertoire for all time.

Sound Salad #2 (Unlimited) is also in the works, soon to be released early 2007. Watch out.

Savenet Sounds / Nana Odei Ofei releases may be found easily on line at any of the following Urls:

www.sonicbids.com/SavenetSoundsNanaOfei
www.cdbaby.com/cd/nanaodeiofei
www.digstation.com/NanaOdeiOfei
www.indie-music.com/bands/bands/1106/

Or by ready links at our website www.SavenetStudio.com

Listen, Download and Enjoy. Thank you.

Set List

We Customize set lists/repertoire to suit the occasion/event.
Our albums are also packaged to the uptimum.
Sound Salad #1 for example has 12 tracks:

1. X-mas 2U (05:34)
2. Peace 2U (05:54)
3. Something (05:33)
4. You Are Worthy (08:09)
5. Got It in His Hand (05:11)
6. Thank U (07:08)
7. Silent Nite (05:59)
8. Li’l Town (06:23)
9. Nu Heaven (05:55)
10. So Good (04:54)
11. Greatest Gift (05:19)
12. Let’s Celebrate (04:04)

All songs on this CD composed and arranged by Nana Ofei, except the words of Silent Nite [from good old Silent Night by Joseph Mohr (1792 -1848), translated by Stopford Augustus Brooke (1832 – 1916)] and Li’l Town [from O Little Town of Bethlehem by Phillips Brooks (1835 - 93)]. Reproduction or Duplication of any part or the entirety of this CD, without written consent of Savenet Records, is strictly prohibited and a violation of applicable laws.

For further information contact:
Nana Ofei,
Savenet Studio & Records
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