Okaidja Afroso | The Palm Wine Sea

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The Palm Wine Sea

by Okaidja Afroso

The seductive rhythms of Ghana’s Palm Wine music combined with the lyrical beauty of Latin American music make for an intoxicating and joyous musical adventure.
Genre: World: African
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1. Akpakai
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2. Village Newsman
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3. Akamo Nnane
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4. The Palm Wine Sea
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5. Afterlife Voyage
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6. Kenkle
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7. Fire Fly
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8. State of Mind
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9. Obe Moko
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10. Children Go Where I Send Thee
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Palm Wine Sea
West Africa and Latin America are connected by an ocean, a shared history and a rich musical exchange.
The seductive rhythms of Ghana’s Palm Wine music combined with the lyrical beauty of Latin American music make for an intoxicating and joyous musical adventure. Okaidja Afroso leads this voyage. Okaidja was born into a family of musicians and storytellers in the village of Kokrobite on the west coast of Ghana. He began his career as a dancer with the celebrated Ghana Dance Ensemble. As he toured internationally Okaidja expanded his artistic reach, becoming a master multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and arranger.

The Palm Wine Sea brings together the deep understanding of Okaidja’s own musical traditions and the inspiration of Africa throughout Latin America. The music of The Palm Wine Sea is the music of the human experience. It is joyous, tragic, and uplifting. It embodies the vast perfect/imperfect shared human story.

Okaidja Afroso
Okaidja Afroso is a singer-songwriter from Ghana, West Africa. His unique artistic vision has led him to combine his native rhythms with unforeseen pairings of musical flavors. His sound is a spicy fusion of spirited Ghanaian music with diverse cross-cultural ifluences. Okaidja’s music is influenced by artists who stay true to their authentic selves and aren’t afraid to take risks, such as Paul Simon, Bobby McFerrin, Johnny Cash, Sting, and Lokua Kanza. He is a dynamic vocalist, a gifted multi-instrumentalist, and a prolific composer.

George Ankoma Mensah (AKA George Spratz)
George Spratz is a guitar virtuoso and composer from the Ashanti region in Ghana. Aside from mastering the art of playing the Palm Wine music, George has successfully crossed over into other genres such as classical, country, Latin, flamenco, soukus and jazz. He is known for his innovative blending of Palm Wine music with western influences and his ability to execute extremely fast and fluent guitar licks.

Record Produced by: Okaidja Afroso
Executive Producer: Chaz Mortimer
Tracking Engineer: Chaz Mortimer
Mixing Engineers: Rick Clifford / Andrew Nagatori

Mastering Engineer: Dana White

Design & Photography: m2design group

Ibori Records is an independent label out of Portland, Oregon, working to curate a musical gallery of artists that are individual stars in their own right; all of them committed to taking us into the future by blending contemporary and traditional expressions

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