Sunday, August 20, 2006

Asiakwa Brass Band

asiakwa brass band

I think this LP on the Drobisco label was found at Brick Lane in the 80's or 90"s. Not sure of the date. Ghanain "Highlife" played on brass instruments which is unusual I think - I certainly havent found any others. The internet isn't much help this time and no mention of Asiakwa except that it is a village in Ghana.

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Asiakwa Brass Band - Agyata Wuo (Medley)

Asiakwa Brass Band - Nsuo Amona (Medley)


These SendSpace files are available for seven days or until exhausted.

11 comments:

Ellen Collison said...

Brass instruments (as parts of a band) were used a lot in 60s highlife, though.

Are you familiar with any of the highlife recordings on the Original Music label? (All o.p. now.) There's a lot of guitar-band highlife, also larger ensembles with brass on those releases - compilations of recoreings form the 60s and 70s.

michael said...

As part of a band yes, but ALL brass instruments is pretty rare I think. Not heard any of Original Music label but have a lot on Melodisc and obscure African labels. I will upload some more soon. Thanks for your comment ellen.

Muse said...

Fantatstic, Thanks & Cheers!

Ellen Collison said...

michael, this is the 1st time I've heard an all-brass highlife recording, but my guess is that a lot of local brass bands play(ed) whatever was/is in style, just as in other parts of the world.

Check the "Frozen Brass" series on Pan, for example; also some of the Cuban and African brass band titles that have been out on Buda Musique. (I don't own any hard copies of them, but I believe they're all o.p.)

Frankie Francis said...

Any chance of re-uploading these tracks?

wastedpapiers said...

Thanks for the feedback Frankie. If I find it I will certainly uplaod it again.

Lemez said...

Please reupload amigo ! Would love to hear this.... If you upload somewhere like rapidshare it wont expire so quickly...

thanks
Jonathan

wastedpapiers said...

Thanks lemez but it is still available more recently uploaded at Nov. 15th 2009.

Lemez said...

Maybe I'm being stupid... is there another link apart from the two sendspace ones in your original post? Would love to hear this.

Thanks
Lemez

wastedpapiers said...

If you type in Asiakwa Brass Band in the "search blog" it will appear.

Lemez said...

great, got it, thanks!