[1976•CE07]

The Music of Ammasu

tracks

  1. Who Is The Chief - Greeting on Atumpan (0:23)
  2. When I Die There Will Be Peace In The House - Aweso (10:11)
  3. Proverbs on the Atumpan (1:41)
  4. Fontomfrom - The Royal Drums (6:15)
  5. The Royal Horn (0:23)
  6. You Are So Brave - Funeral Dirge (3:26)
  7. My Lover Is Stranded At The Opposite Side of the River - Funeral Dirge (3:04)
  8. My Eyes Are Flooded With Tears - Funeral Dirge (1:32)
  9. Akapoma (5:32)
  10. Let Us Say Goodbye - Kununku (15:32)
  11. Denseou (2:57)
  12. New Love Is More Than Madness - Love Song (2:20)
  13. If I Don't Marry You I'll Feel Embarrased - Love Song (2:34)
  14. Nana Yago - Cantata (5:13)
  15. Tana Tinana - Cantata (5:05)
  16. The Brass Band (9:21)
  17. Eggs Are Eggs - Proverb on the Atumpan (0:24)

musicians

The Ammasu Akapoma Group featuring Ahenkaan, Kwame Yeboah, Kofi Boanu et al
Children of Ammasu
The local Brass Band

more info

Three more mp3-only albums from Ammasu will be released simultaneously:

cex06 The Music of Ammasu – more drumming
cex07 The Music of Ammasu – more singing
cex08 The Music of Ammasu – analytical drumming

 

Download the CE07 booklet as pdf.
Download a cover for your mp3 download.

Reviews from Songlines and The Wire

“Ammasu – an anthropological narrative” by Prudence Woodford-Berger

Slide shows:
25 Ammasu pictures                                                


From the funeral of the chief of Ammasu, october 2, 2008