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African Musicians Instrument: African Drummers, African Singers, Guy Warren, Kimati Dinizulu, Asadata Dafora, P-Square, Salif Keita by Books LLC

African Musicians

Instrument: African Drummers, African Singers, Guy Warren, Kimati Dinizulu, Asadata Dafora, P-Square, Salif Keita by Books LLC

Published August 12th 2011
ISBN : 9781157763055
Paperback
26 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: African drummers, African singers, Guy Warren, Kimati Dinizulu, Asadata Dafora, P-Square, SalifMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: African drummers, African singers, Guy Warren, Kimati Dinizulu, Asadata Dafora, P-Square, Salif Keita, Mamady Wadaba Kourouma, Naeto C, Dramane Kon, Mamady Ke ta, Samsong, Kaysha, Obo Addy, Sekouba Bambino, D-Naff, Oliver NGoma, Gal Level, Famoudou Konat, Mory Kant, Onyeka Onwenu, Bai Kamara, Mosotho Chakela, Mahali Selepe, Dibou Black, Kandia Kouyat, Yaya Diallo, Vibe Squad, List of African guitarists, Royal Drummers of Burundi, Yamadu Bani Dunbia, Soungalo Coulibaly, Selasee, Cheick Tidiane Seck, Tasila Mwale, Mustapha Tettey Addy, Fanta Sacko, Okyerema Asante, Lamin Saho, Drissa Kone, Madilu System, Momo Wandel Soumah. Excerpt: Guy Warren of Ghana or Kofi Ghanaba (May 4, 1923 - December 22, 2008) was a Ghanaian musician, best known as the inventor of Afro-jazz and as a member of The Tempos. He was born Warren Gamaliel Kpakpo Akwei in Accra on 4 May 1923, later changing his name to Guy Warren of Ghana, and ultimately taking the name Ghanaba on 1 July 1974, Ghanas Republic Day. Warren Gamaliel Kpakpo Akwei was born in Accra in the then Gold Coast on 4 May 1923 to Richard Mabuo Akwei, founder of Ghana National School, and Susana Awula Abla Moore. They named their son after the 29th president of the United States, Warren G. Harding. He was educated at the Government Boys School, Accra, from 1928 to 1939. During this time he developed his interest in music by playing for the school band. In 1940 he enrolled as a student/founder at Ordorgonno Secondary School after passing with distinction from the Government Boys School, Accra. That same year, he joined the Accra Rhythmic Orchestra under Yeboah Mensah as a drummer. He won a government teacher training scholarship to Achimota College, Accra, in 1941 with the intention of becoming a teacher at his fathers school. While at Achimota he was actively involved in...