Title: The Music of Ammasu - Ghana
Label: Country & Eastern
Our price £ 13.49 Free UK Delivery -Discovery Records
• A rich musical portrait of the village of Ammasu in the Brong-Ahafu region of Ghana, produced & recorded in 1976 by Swedish musician Bengt Berger, who was based there researching African music, while his wife conducted fieldwork in social anthropology.
• The Ammasu Akapoma Band was the hottest funeral band in the region. On this album you will find ritual and recreational drumming, singing (in sorrow and happiness), children's music, a brass band and more.
• There are call & response songs, dirges, an ivory trumpet, bells, and a wide spectrum of percussion instruments. A musical archive of an African region that now, 30 years later, would be virtually impossible to find, unchanged.
• This release includes an excellent 28-page booklet with full notes and many photos, and comes in a special double gatefold digipak.
Track Listing for The Music of Ammasu - Ghana
01 - Who Is The Chief - Greeting on Atumpan (0:23)
02 - When I Die There Will Be Peace In The House - Aweso (10:12)
03 - Proverbs on the Atumpan (1:41)
04 - Fontomfrom - The Royal Drums (6:16)
05 - The Royal Horn (0:23)
06 - You Are So Brave - Funeral Dirge (3:26)
07 - My Lover Is Stranded At The Opposite Side of the River - Funeral Dirge (3:05)
08 - My Eyes Are Flooded With Tears - Funeral Dirge (1:32)
09 - Akapoma (5:32)
10 - Let Us Say Goodbye - Kununku (15:33)
11 - Denseuo (2:57)
12 - New Love Is More Than Madness - Love Song (2:20)
13 - If I Don't Marry You I'll Feel Embarrased - Love Song (2:34)
14 - Nana Yago - Cantata (5:14)
15 - Tana Tinana - Cantata (5:05)
16 - The Brass Band (9:22)
17 - Eggs Are Eggs - Proverb on the Atumpan (0:24)
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