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    Ebo Taylor to launch new band

    by Emmanuel K. Dogbevi, ghanabusinessnews.com
    posted Thursday, 03 December 2009 15:37| 0 Comments

    One of Ghana’s legendary musicians and guitar virtuoso, Ebo Taylor will be launching his new band named “Bonze Konkoma.” In a press release issued and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com by the German Embassy which is supporting the event, the 13-piece band will also launch its first 10-track CD.

    Taylor’s career as an outstanding Ghanaian guitarist, composer and arranger spans over 50 years. His music and style have shaped Ghanaian popular music over the last five decades substantially, the release said.

    He has recorded twelve albums, once led several well-known bands, among them the Uhuru Dance Band, was the musical director for Essiebons, Gapophone and Polygram, and composed and arranged numerous songs, also for other great musicians like C.K. Mann, Pat Thomas, Jewel Ackah, Papa Yankson and others. His classic Highlife- and Afrobeat compositions include “Sika Enyiber”, “Odo Ye Wu”, “Ghana Be Ye Yie”, “Dofo”, “Twer Nyame”, “Heaven”, and “Come Along”, it added.

    The launch will take place on Friday November 11, 2009 at the GBC Club House in Accra at 7:00pm.

    The release said other supporters of the event are Center for World Music, University of Hildesheim/Germany; Essiebons Music Ltd.; Coconut Grove Hotels, Ghana; Ghana Broadcasting Corporation and Uniq FM.

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