Destination

Destination

Wah Wah 45s are proud to present the debut LP on the label from Ghanaian vocalist and djembe drummer Afla Sackey. With his band Afrik Bawantu, he has fulfilled thedreamof blending traditional Ghanaian music with sizzling Afrobeat grooves, topping it off with anirresistibly funky twist! Their unique blend of vibrant African rhythms with brisk, animatedhorn sections and heavy bass-lines bring a fresh perspective to the Afrobeat genre.

Artist: Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu

Genre: Afro-Beat

Label: Wah Wah 45s

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Their unique blend of vibrant African rhythms with brisk, animated horn sections and heavy bass-lines bring a fresh perspective to the Afrobeat genre. Destination provides a much needed moment of positivity in these turbulent times, as Afla himself explains: "With focus, determination, hard work, patience, ambition and dignity - even though the journey Is long and tough, with these qualities, we will arrive at our destination successfully!" The album is full to the brim with such life affirming messages, such as in the trackTogetherness, encouraging us to put aside our differences and unite as one… ".

About the artist

Afrik Bawantu released their debut EP,Noko Hewon, back in 2013 to much critical acclaim, and went on to be nominated in the World Music Network's charts. In 2014 they released their debut LP,Life On The Street, which showcased the original style of Afla's compositions, as well as his group of gifted musicians. Afla himself was born in Ghana and started his creative life as a dancer with the country's famous Bukom Ensemble, known for their infectious folk-driven rhythms. His elders soon soon recognised the musical potential of young Afla and encouraged him with careful guidance and training. This provided the foundations upon which Sackey has developed his career in music and dance.

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