Kwame Bediako | World Disorder

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World Disorder

by Kwame Bediako

Roots Reggae
Genre: Reggae: Roots Reggae
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  Song Share Time Download
1. World Disorder
3:39 $0.99
2. Budumburam
3:59 $0.99
3. Troublemakers
3:40 $0.99
4. Stand Ready
3:29 $0.99
5. Fight the Good Fight
3:33 $0.99
6. Inna Roots
3:47 $0.99
7. Princess Ghana
3:41 $0.99
8. Lovell
3:48 $0.99
9. Gentle Slavery
4:22 $0.99
10. Desire 23 Verse 10
4:00 $0.99
11. Jamboree
3:39 $0.99
12. Zion Gates
4:40 $0.99
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Album Notes


PRODUCED BY: Vincent Varco, Georges Kouakou, Sidney Mills


Lead Vocal: Kwame Bediako
Background Vocals: Ernestina Adjo Cobblah, Kathyjo Varco
Drums: Aston Barrett Jr, Paapa Nyarko, Isaac Jordan Kouakou
Bass: Ras Labo, Alain Meloen, Brian ‘Rocket’ Rock, Vic Jackson
Guitars: Mateo Monk , Mike Dangeroux, Kwame Bediako
Keyboards: Georges Kouakou, Vincent Varco
Trumpet: Zac Smith
Trombone: Dan Haverstock
Sax: Bruce Swain
Flute: Mateo Monk

HORNS ARRANGED BY: Georges Kouakou and Vincent Varco

BACKGROUND VOCALS ARRANGED BY: Georges Kouakou and Kathyjo Varco

MIXED BY: Christian Cowlin, Sidney Mills

MASTERED BY: Jim Godsey - JBG Audio Services

ENGINEERS/STUDIOS: Vincent Varco - Big Sound Music, Jim Fox - Lion and Fox Studios, Sidney Mills - SPI Music and Mercy Sound Studios

COVER DESIGN: Kathyjo Varco

SPECIAL THANKS: A celebration of the struggle. Thnx to family & fans at large for itinual support 
Gene ‘Geno” Mucciolo, Paul ‘Ziggy’ Zerang, Wild Hare Chicago,

Musician and poet Kwame "Akompreko" Bediako credits his musical upbringing to his elders and his general environment of his home back in Ghana (West Africa), where his roots first blossomed.

"Back at home there was always drumming, singing, and dancing. Traditionally almost everyone can sing and dance so embracing the professional idea was a slower process, but most things happen empirically anyway," says Kwame.

In addition to his heritage/culture and elders, Kwame also attributes his musical talents and stage presence to Bob Marley and Tom Waits, two of his biggest musical influences. Kwame and his band, Wan Afrika, exudes positive energy in their live performances, while simultaneously addressing the joys and sorrows of humanity within the music. From this Kwame has earned another moniker as Africa's High Priest of Roots Reggae.
"To educate and entertain is the goal. We are proponents of the knowledge of the self, and we advocate a One Africa. We are taking learning beyond the traditional classroom. The Akans say 'Yeenom nsa na yee fa adwen.'"

The band has performed throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, his homeland Ghana, and with the 2012 United Nations sponsored "International Year of People of Afrikan Descent" (IYPAD) tour. Kwame has shared the bill with notables like the Wailers, Third World, Mutabaruka, Pato Banton, Sonny Ade, Wailing Souls, Sonny Okusun and many others. Kwame has been the recipient of many industry awards and honorable mentions including: Martin International's Chicago Reggae Music Awards "Best Artist" and "Most Culture-Oriented Band.".



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