Thursday, December 30, 2010

Joyeux Noelle

Joyeuz Noelle

Christmas is arguably one of the most celebrated holidays and [with horrific weather forecasts in the North East of the United States] I've spent most of it reflecting, planning and best yet...finally learning to play a musical instrument.

From me to you: Merry Christmas | Joyeux Noelle | Afi hyia pa

This picture was taken at a kids Christmas party at church, the baby seemed unimpressed by Santa and his prodding. With the ups and downs of 2010 he mirrored my sentiments exactly: "Let's get on with it shall we?"


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Kwabena Kwabena in concert


My man Kwabena Kwabena finally performed in the States.

Kwabena Kwabena

For those who aren't familiar with him yet, you've probably heard his songs: "Aso" with Kontihene, "Do no bi" which was the soundtrack for Shirley Frimpong-Manso's "Perfect Picture"


One of the things I like about Kwabena Kwabena, I had an opportunity to interview him on a radio show (Drive Time with Komla); is that he is humble, talented and a pleasant person to speak with.

The artist

What I didn't like though, as has become the constant with Ghanaians promoting artists abroad is, was the event venue and set-up. A live band, MTV-unplugged-atmosphere would have been way more ideal than a DJ set-up.

More grease to Kwabena Kwabena's elbows, if you love Ghanaian music and haven't heard of him/his songs, you definitely will soon enough.