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Bolga Zohdoomah (2005)

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2005

2005

Bolga Zohdoomah – “friends of Bolga” – blends modern highlife and afrobeat sounds with traditional Ghanaian rhythms and melodies, many from lead singer Akayaa Atule’s home village.

1. WaarEEbada
2. Dou Nougnan
3. KiEsiEmi
4. SiEkiriE
5. NErEbala Senaala
6. Nureh
7. Jingo
8. TiEdOdO / KOsiya
9. Awawaa
10. Oleka
11. Yaayiwawah
12. BOr BOr BOr

Credits

On this CD, Bolga Zohdoomah is:
Akayaa Atule – lead vocals, talking drum
Aaron Irwin – kit drums, percussion vocals
Eric Abutin – percussion vocals
Patrick Marion – electric bass, vocals
Beston Barnett – guitars, vocals
Robin Eisenberg – B3 organ, piano

also featured on this CD:

Gianni Staiano – rhodes, mandolin
Alfred Howard – spoken word
Gabriel Sundy – baritone sax
Eddie Kisfaludy – trombone
Andrew Elstrob – trumpet

WaarEEbada

trad. arranged by Bolga Zohdoomah
Fra Fra: masculine dance

Dou Nougnan

written by K. Seydou “Alpha Blondy”
Hausa: “it’s our world”

KiEsiEmi

trad. arranged by Bolga Zohdoomah
Fra Fra: “home sweet home”

SiEkiriE

trad. arranged by Bolga Zohdoomah
Fra Fra: “the king is on the mountain calling for peace”

NErEbala Senaala

trad. arranged by Bolga Zohdoomah
Fra Fra: “the people are coming”

Nureh

trad. arranged by Bolga Zohdoomah
Fra Fra: “jealousy”

Jingo

written by M. Olatunji
Ibo: song for the ancestors

TiEdOdO / KOsiya

trad. arranged by Bolga Zohdoomah
Fra Fra: medley

Awawaa

trad. arranged by Bolga Zohdoomah
Twi: song for best friends

Oleka

trad. arranged by Bolga Zohdoomah
Ga: “try to always be happy”

Yaayiwawah

trad. arranged by Bolga Zohdoomah
Hausa: freedom song

BOr BOr BOr

trad. arranged Bolga Zohdoomah, spoken word written by Alfred Howard
Ewe, Fra Fra, English: social dance
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