Guy One’s debut album for Philophon is unmissable and globalises Frafra music

Guy One has released a sensational debut for the Polyphon label called #1.  His story is a truly inspiring ‘rags to riches’ tale –  growing up in remote northern Ghana with no schooling, herding cows and goats, building his own instruments and teaching himself to sing. Guy One’s Frafra music is a style that originates from a small area in the north of Ghana and can be heard at weddings and funerals.

Two choice cuts from the album are featured on this WTM radio show from 41m. 58s:

Frafra music “made in Germany” is how drummer and producer Max Weissenfeldt has described it. The album is diverse and inspiring and features a range of elements including choirs, trumpet, organ, bass, drums, synthesiser, vibraphone, saxophone and piano.

Check out these great videos featuring Guy One below also:

 

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