Culture June 21, 2018 at 03:23 pm

10 traditional African songs that won international acclaim

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

Mildred Europa Taylor June 21, 2018 at 03:23 pm

June 21, 2018 at 03:23 pm | Culture

Meridian by Wulomei

Founded in 1973 by Nii Tei Ashitey, this Ghanaian music group has maintained a strong presence over the years despite the emergence of other music genres. In 1974 Wulomei released its debut record, ‘Walatu Walasa’ followed by “Wulomei in Drum Conference” released on the Phonogram label.

The group made a number of successful tours to Europe and the United States during the 1970s and 80s.
Their subsequent hits were Meridian, Maafio, Komi Kala and other Ga folklore music, all played with indigenous instruments such as atenteben bamboo flutes and traditional local percussion that includes the giant gombe frame drums, as well as, an amplified guitar, which is played with the West African fingerpicking style.

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