"My music is integrally Ghanaian highlife with a tangent to Afrobeat. It’s a revival of the vintage sounds from the 1970s with punchy horns, rhythms and an overall pulsating vibe to have fun with, while engaging the self to be aware of our situation as humans."
Kyekyeku (Tche-Tche-Kou), a ‘wizard with the guitar’ (CNN) is from a new generation of Ghanaian musicians who makes the distant past meet contemporary idioms of West Africa’s big musical heritage. His music draws from the Forest Folk Palmwine Blues and the cross rhythms of Ghana that gave birth to some of the unique styles to have come out of west Africa, particularly Highlife and Afrobeat.
Kyekyeku and his group Ghanalogue Highlife create a unique and energetic sound mixing the Highlife and Afrofunk of compatriots Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas and Nana Ampadu; bursting into an exciting Afro-urban beat with lyrics reminiscent of village songs, protest songs, love songs and the ancient African spirituality. Kyekyeku is one of the exponents of Ghana's new generation of music. In recent years the band toured Africa and was also a favorite of the public at music festivals such as the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Festival Latitude, among others.
Happily, all is set in bringing this infectious music to new horizons, new lands and new listeners…Akwaaba!