Ɔbrafoɔ’s 1999 Kwame Nkrumah Honoured By Calvert Journal
The Calvert 22 Foundation aims to support and share the contemporary culture and creativity of the new east – Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia.
Calvert 22 in celebrating this year Red Africa season on the legacy of cultural relationships between Africa, the Soviet Union and related countries during the Cold War has featured a mixtape titledthe sound of independence-era Africa
This mixtape put together by Tocantins, a record collector whose interests focus on the popular music’s of West Africa and Latin America. Here he attempts to foreground the role of music during that period of African self-determination. In so doing he draws from a variety of different cultures and times.
Amongst the sound featured on this mixtape which is receiving a huge attention in theinternational arts communityis Ɔbrafoɔ’s –Kwame Nkrumah’s songreleased in 1999.
The Red African season takes place from 4 February - 3 April 2016 andƆbrafoɔ’s song will be feature at the exhibitions.
Here is a throwback of Ɔbrafoɔ’s- Kwame Nkrumah
Tracklist of the mix tape.
Bembeya Jazz National, Le Chemin du PDG (Guinea, 1971)
Orchestre National Les Volcans De La Gendarmerie RepubliquePopulaire Du Benin, 26 Octobre 1976 A Lakossa (Benin, 1976)
Grand Kalleetl'African Jazz, Indépendance Cha-Cha (Democratic Republic of Congo, 1960)
Santos Junior, Invasores de Angola (Angola, date unknown)
William Onyeabor, Atomic Bomb (Nigeria, 1978)
L'Orchestre National "A" De La République Du Mali, Janfa (Mali, 1970)
Boss Mike, Thomas Sankara (Burkina Faso, 2014)
BallaEt SesBalladins, Lumumba (Congo, 1974)
Zao, AncienCombattant (France, 1984)
Ɔbrafoɔ, Kwame Nkrumah (Ghana, 1999)
The French Have Gone (Mali, date unknown)
Zeca (Angola, 1975)