Eugene Ampadu, popularly known as “Kyekyeku”, is a young lively Ghanaian musician who combines musical traditions from roots Palmwine (A style of Ghanaian folk), Highlife and Afrobeat; performing live in new and exciting sounds.

With lyrics reminiscent of village recreational songs, protest songs, love poetry and old African spirituality, his music touches on themes concerned with the well-being of Africa and the world society.  Kyekyeku has collaborated with world-renowned musicians including Koo Nimo (GH), Peter White (UK/Jazz), Pat Thomas (GH), Gyedu Blay Ambolley (GH) Thais Morel (Brazil), Mayra Andrade (Cape Verde), Blick Bassy (Cameroun) and many others. kyekyeku   sings and performs tunes that reflect on social commentary, love, religion, nature etc. and offers Copious amounts of fun and dancing.

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.

On Saturday, 24th February 2018, Kyekyeku brings his project Ghanalogue Highlife on the stages of Alliance Française Accra supported by contemporaries Reynolds the gentleman, Six Strings, FRA Band, and Kologo master Senza. For the last 3 years, Kyekyeku has presented his project to music lovers in Accra before going on tour as a way of paying homage to his home city where the inspiration for his music has come from. Kyekyeku & Ghanalogue Highlife brings back deep warm grooves reminiscent of when folk Ghanaian musicians first plugged in, went electric and funky, creating tons of delightful music popularly known in Ghana as Highlife.

With a sound placed somewhere between retro Highlife and recent sonic pallette, Kyekyeku & Ghanalogue Highlife is definitely required listening for a truly definitive Ghanaian musical experience.


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