YE FRE YEN / MW BO WO DIN (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK
Cultural Sounds of the Natives of Ghana
As Lokalophon's first single (Chris De Wise Shepherd, LO45001) shows the one side of the label - licensing of already locally released music, Ye Fre Yen by Ahemaa Nwomkro shows its other side - the recording of local styles by ourselves directly on site.
Ahemaa Nwomkro, which means queens of Nwomkro, are Victoria Osei and Theresa Owusuaa. Nwomkro is an old Ashanti musical style, which played an influential role in the origin of the typical more roots-like Highlife style of Kumasi, the cultural capital of Ghana in the middle of the jungle.
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