The AFRICADELAY-Party, taking place at the Schwedlersee on July 18th promises to be a cultural Highlight and a sensation for all lovers of Afro beat, Highlife and Afro jazz. Ebo Taylor, the legendary composer, arranger and musician from Ghana will take the stage for the first time in Europe, together with members of The Poets Of Rhythm, Kabu Kabu, Afrobeat Academy and Kologbo, guitarist for Fela's Afrika 70!!
The gig will be followed by a crazy DJ set, courtesy of Pedo Knopp and Samy Ben Redjeb who just returned from a three months trip through Africa and South America. Expect a heavy brew of soundz from Angola, Benin, Venezuela, Ghana, Peru, Ethiopia, Colombia, Congo, Sao Tomé, Cap Verde.....y mas!!!
Ebo Taylor - Bio
The exceptional guitar player is considered as one of the most distinguished Highlife, Afro beat and jazz composers of Ghana. Between 1962 and 1965 he studied together with his friend Fela Kuti at the renowned Eric Guilder School of Music in London. As early as the 50th and 60th he caused quite a sensation as the head of the Stargazers Dance Band as well as the Broadway Band. In the early 70th he headed the best known Big Band of Ghana, the “Uhuru Band” (later called Uhurus) and so formed the Highlife.Since the 70th Taylor produced different albums as solo artist and developed more and more his own, innovative and distinctive style – recognisable for instance on his albums“Ebo Taylor and the Pelicans” or “Twer Nyame”. Ebo has been very active in numerous projects as session musician. Besides his solo works, he contributed significantly to the development of music in Ghana, as arranger and producer to the big labels in Ghana, like Essiebons and Gapophone. For these labels, being their musical director, he produced i.e. well known musicians such as C.K. Mann as well as the Apagya Show Band, a legendary All-Star-Highlife-Funk-Band, or artists like Pat Thomas, Jewel Ackah and Papa Yankson.
Mr George Prah (Gapophone Producer) and Ebo Taylor in Accra - June 2009
Concert in Paris
This gig is organized by two heavyweights: Djouls of ParisDJ and Loik Dury.
These two guys who have been at the forefront of the afro music scene for a very long time have been instrumental in making African music a force to be reckon with.......Respekt!!
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Dick Essilfie Bondzie (Essiebons Producer), Samy Ben Redjeb (Analog Africa) and Ebo Taylor in Accra - September 2008