Biography

Kyekyeku is seen as a new generation of young lively Ghanaian musicians that is combining musical traditions from roots Palmwine (A style of Ghanaian folk) Hilife and Afrobeat; performing live in new and exciting sounds. His music looks more towards expressing Ghana and Africa through a sound aesthetic that embodies vintage Africa.

The young Ghanaian musician has collaborated with world-renowned musicians including Koo Nimo (GH), Peter White (UK/Jazz), Pat Thomas(GH), Ambolley(GH) Thais Morel (Brazil), Mayra Andrade (Cape Verde), Blick Bassy (Cameroun) etc.

Described by CNN as 'Wizard of the Guitar' Kyekyeku carries a sound draped in silky acoustic guitars, intricate percussive grooves and lush horns,  locked between folk and a throbbing urban Highlife beat.

Kyekyeku performs with his band ‘’5 DAYS NO LIGHT-OFF” named after Ghana’s power crises manifest often through power outages or ‘light-off.’ With the five-man band, kyekyeku sings and performs tunes that reflect on social commentary, love, religion, nature etc. and offers copious amounts of fun and dancing.

 

 

 

The Evolution

Gigs and Concerts

  • 08

    Mar

    2016

    MASA, Abidjan

    08:00:00 PM

  • 19

    Nov

    2016

    VISA FOR MUSIC 2016

    RABAT,Morocco SALLE RENAISSANCE

    05:30:00 PM

  • 12

    Dec

    2016

    KEMPIMSKI ACCRA

    ACCRA, GHANA

    08:00:00 PM

  • 28

    Jul

    2017

    Les Festives, Place des Landais, Hossegor, FR

    09:00:00 PM

  • 29

    Jul

    2017

    O'Green Oak - Mont de Marsan - FR

    08:00:00 PM

  • 03

    Aug

    2017

    Feitoaman Festival, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

    08:00:00 PM

  • 03

    Feb

    2017

    BAB'ILO, Paris

    08:00:00 PM

  • 04

    Feb

    2017

    NEW MORNING - Paris

    08:00:00 PM

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  • 05

    Feb

    2017

    BOZAR, Brussels - Afropolitan Festival

    09:00:00 PM

  • 11

    Feb

    2017

    SAUTI ZA BUSARA

    ZANZIBAR,Tanzania

    11:00:00 PM

  • 17

    Mar

    2017

    Printemps des Poètes avec Fouad Hani (Maroc)

    Médiathèque d'Orist

    06:00:00 PM

  • 23

    Mar

    2017

    Concert Ephémère

    Caprices de Romane, Soorts-Hossegor

    09:00:00 PM

  • 01

    Jun

    2017

    Pôle Sud - Landes Musiques Amplifiées

    Saint-Vincent-de-Tyrosse

    06:00:00 PM

  • 04

    Jun

    2017

    Orange Run, Lac d'Hossegor, FR

    01:00:00 PM

  • 16

    Jun

    2017

    Le Magnéto, Bayonne, FR

    08:00:00 PM

  • 21

    Jun

    2017

    Fête de la Musique par Surf FM, Seignosse Le Penon, FR

    09:00:00 PM

  • 23

    Jun

    2017

    Le Circus, Capbreton, FR

    09:00:00 PM

  • 01

    Jul

    2017

    Central Café - Hossegor, Place des Landais - FR

    10:00:00 PM

  • 08

    Jul

    2017

    Show Case Time - Pau - FR

    10:00:00 PM

  • 14

    Jul

    2017

    Kasumama Festival, Austria

    08:00:00 PM

  • 16

    Jul

    2017

    THE HAGUE AFRICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL, Holland

    09:00:00 PM

  • 21

    Jul

    2017

    Les Festives, Kiosque d'Hossegor, FR

    11:00:00 AM

  • 21

    Jul

    2017

    Jo&Joe Hossegor - FR

    07:00:00 PM

  • 24

    Jul

    2017

    Coolin Hossegor

    Place des Landais

    11:00:00 PM

Past Concerts

News

  • Feature in Forbes Afrique
    Sunday, June 19 2016

    Great article by Elodie Vermeil for Francophone readers

     

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  • Kyekyeku (Ghana – Highlife/Afrobeat)is releasing 2nd album 'Sor'
    Thursday, June 29 2017

    Two years after his debut album ‘Higher life On Palmwine’, Kyekyeku has just released his second album titled ‘Sor’, with a strong Highlife and Afrobeat mix. The live recording happened in one straight sequence owning in part to the fact that there were no power interruptions during the recording in Accra, Ghana. This situation of frequent electricity cuts in Ghana is what Kyekyeku’s band is named after; ‘5 Days No Light Off’.


    'With people keeping a low profile during the collation of election results (out of fear, high tensions, all streets deserted), a perfect backdrop of calm and quiet had been provided from Accra's noisy streets and churches. As the ruling government hoped to win more votes, the erratic power supply was stabilized. Our studio located in a noisy neighbourhood with not so good isolation from all the noise had suddenly gotten a perfect situation to record and still leave the windows open (hot as hell inside and no Air Conditioner).


    We took the chance to record this album of tunes largely based on themes of social shortcomings in Ghana, Africa and the world. While the tunes are largely up-tempo, they also call for deep thoughts about life and strength to carry on.
    Style: we were largely influenced by Ghanaian Highlife music of Alex Konadu and J.A. Adofo on tracks such as 'Africa Voodoo Party' and by Afrobeat from Ebo Taylor and Fela Kuti on tracks such as 'Goose and Gander'. Yet we attempted putting our own signature and sound on the final materials.


    The result is the album Sor, one that brings to you our live music sound, vibes and energy which we are extremely happy to share with the world on upcoming dates after playing already at The New Morning-Paris (France), Afropolitan Festival at Bozar(Brussels), Sauti Za Busara in Zanzibar, Tanzania and Visa For Music in Rabat (Morocco).'


    Kyekyeku will be on tour in Europe with his band from Ghana June-July-August 2017.
    Contacts/booking: kakrakakraprod@gmail.com / +33(0)777061130

    TO BUY THE ALBUM 'SOR': https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1249464250

    Also available on Amazon, Amazon on Demand, Deezer, Spotify, Soundcloud and more!

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