Aja Addy + Tsui Anaa: Live Refreshment WW 118

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1. Fume Fume (bending)... 10.30
2. The drums are speaking...4.31
3. Alewola (you know us quite well)...8.07

4a Dabila (no,never)
4b Amandjolo (dancing, from ancient times onward)...6.24
5. Djem Pe Du (call the world to help) ...15.15
6. Announcement...2.17
7. Tema Obla Yei (woman from Tema)...9.24
8. Tema Obla Yei (Acapella reprise)...2.38

total playing time: : 59.08


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After two successful solo releases 'Live Refreshment' is the first regular CD by Aja Addy's band Tsui Anaa ( = patience) . It has been recorded in october 1998 at a live concert in Bremen, Germany. Live Refreshment covers traditional songs and rhythm of the Ga people in Ghana, westafrica. They are played at ceremonies as well as parties and dance festivities.

"My father was a drummer", explains masterdrummer Aja Addy, "so I learned how to drum and to dance from him. He has taught me the songs we play in our concerts. They are from the villages in the Greater Accra region and you'll hear them at any occasions, when a baby is born, at parties, weddings and funerals All my musicians are Ga, a people of fishermen, hunters, carpenters or masons like me. My familiy taught me how to work with cement. What kind of job you get depends on the region where you live. For example I lived near the river so I learned how to swim and fish, but when the river carried no water, we had to hunt, so I learned all this, but in different seasons. Once every year we go to Ghana to say hello to my family and to have the ceremonies. I also teach my students there."