Saturday, October 23, 2010
Nyame Bekyere led by Seaboy J.N. Ebroni
For the next selection on the highlife turntable I have chosen 2 tracks, Nyamenke aziama and Kekerenikreni, by the Nyame Bekyere Band led by Seaboy J.N. Ebroni. The Nyamenke Aziama is off an Essiebon release and the Kekerenikreni tracks is an excerpt of a medley on a Ride Way record release.
I noticed Hippo Records recently included a song by this band in their Ghana Funk release and I though I'd share some of the tracks I liked from the LP's I have been able to collect. Hopefully, their CD has some information about the perfomers as their are no liner notes on the three LP's I have and their was precious little on the internet. There was one reference to an "ace actor" Seaboy J.N. Ebroni and the fact the perfomer Safohene Djeni was a member of the band at some point. I started looking for his music when I heard a track on the Beats for a new continent CD someone sent me. The Nyamenke Aziama song is slower than the Kekerenikreni number, but both songs showcase the vocals and the rhythms in really beautiful ways.
I hope you like the music