If its possible to fall in love with a voice -then I’m a gone-r over Bola!!! Uber new to Ghana Rising’s radar, northern Ghanaian musician Bola’s King Ayisoba’s stylee with a twist -has me wanting more…
Looking for info about Ghana Rising fave, Kae Sun, I stumbled across Bola’s music on the Okay Africa website -and I’m now predicting that Bola is Music’s next big thing!!!!!
I’m afraid I don’t know much about Bola but I'll find out more and keep you posted.… in the meantime, -do let me if you have more information on this exciting artist…
Anyway I saw the following info on the truly fabulous, must-visit-daily ‘Awesome Tapes’ website:
Listen to the track "Abayetidu Ma" from the forthcoming Awesome Tapes From Africa release by Bola. He is a singer and instrumentalist from Bolgatanga, Ghana who has been putting out tape after tape of ridiculously energetic and thoughtful songs for the last few years. I almost died when I heard this Volume 7 tape for the first time. Bola's intense Frafra-language vocals, along with his shredding kologo—a two-stringed lute—boosted by bass-heavy, angular keyboard melodies and dance floor-ready drums. I am fascinated by Bola's take on a traditional instrument and musical style. Look out for this release in early April on LP/CD/MP3/limited edition cassette.
Also visit: https://www.facebook.com/awesometapesfromafrica
To read about him on Okay Africa visit:
http://www.okayafrica.com/2012/01/13/bola-north-ghanas-kologo-virtuoso/ -it’s a fabulous website -full of must-read pieces about cutting edge African artists -a must read me thinks….
Also check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM-yAL9YOP8