We sometimes have 'Youth Stand Up' tracks on Musica Mundi. It's seriously good.
So happy to announce this special project for Counterflows Festival 2019: Aklama Makumba and The Ghana Footsteps
Five years ago Glasgow's Green Door Studios started the Youth Stand Up project which saw young musicians from Glasgow, Ghana, and Belize collaborating to make an album. This was the start of a fruitful relationship with people of Tafi Atome, Ghana which has resulted in the completion of a recording studio in the area last year.
Aklama Makumba and The Ghana Footsteps will continue Counterflows' exploration of varied collaborations, and see four Ghanaian musicians join forces with some members of Glasgow's D.I.Y underground scene for a one-off performance. The music will be loosely based around the traditional Volta rhythms such as BorBorBor and Agbadza, expanded into a semi-improvised large ensemble.
Weekend festival passes & more details at www.counterflows.com