1975 was the year ‘Simigwa’ by the legendary Gyedu-Blay Ambolley saw its release. From that moment on, ‘simigwa-do’ saw the light of day, which is a Ghanaian mix of afrofunk, soul and jazz. Ambolley’s raw and groovy tunes are very African, but are also strongly influenced by classic American soul and funk. This gave him the impressive reputation of being the Ghanaian James Brown. For this concert he brings his super tight Sekondi Band from Ghana with him, who he’s been playing with for about seven years. Together they released an album called ‘Ketan’ (2017) on Agogo Records.

Blay Ambolley "Teacher"