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Speaking at the event, Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Wang Shiting, congratulated the contestants for their efforts in singing Chinese songs and learning their culture. He also commended the Confucius Institute at the University of Ghana for their immense contribution to the spreading of culture as well as the strengthening of the friendship ties between China and Ghana. China, he said would continue to give scholarships to Ghanaian students to study in China and learn more about the country.
Pro Vost of the University of Ghana, Prof. Samuel Adjei Mensah added that, China had so far given over scholarships to Ghanaian students. He said, they would work hard to promote Chinese studies and also built more partnerships between the two countries to foster development.
The Confucius Institute Day, is a global event aimed at celebrating Chinese culture and solidify friendship ties between China and other countries. Read the original article on Ghanaian Times. AllAfrica publishes around reports a day from more than news organizations and over other institutions and individualsrepresenting a diversity of positions on every topic.
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He describes a problem he is having with one of his kindred. He goes to the market, or public square "nkworji" to settle the problem. In "Willie Willie," a rework of the Peacocks' "Mary Meriamam," he sings about a beautiful girl named Mary, with whom he is quite infatuated.
The main theme of the song is to not lose your head: " Elewe ukwu egbuo ewu - look at nyash kill a goat. Sunny recounts that he and Mary were wed, but that things haven't really worked out. He asks his brothers, "What am I going to do? Love has wounded me! Bobo sings, "Owerri land, please forgive my sins, because love has destroyed me.
I am mesmerized by Adure's beauty. O tukwusa m'ukwu odika pillow. O tukwasa m'ishi odika pillow. When Adure places her leg on me it is like a pillow. When Adure places her head on me it is like a pillow. There is a reference to Osadebe's classic song " Baby Kwanangida " : "Kwanangida no go marry.
My heart is broken by your loss. Chima sings that people say they don't like Owerri, and in rebuttal offers the names of many prominent Owerri families and individuals: " Ole nde onwe Owerri? Who are Owerri people?
He then sings that someday everybody will account for their behavior in life: " Eshi ahu omenjo ga ahu njo ya, omenma ga ahu nma ya. The sinner will see his sins and the good person will see the good he has done.
Ole onye ozuru oke? Who on this Earth will say that everything is complete for him? In other words, don't mistreat LP) person, especially the helpless. He states once again that all will account some day for how they lived on Earth. Family relations are a prominent theme in Igbo music. Chima asks if a person doesn't have kin by the same mother this is presumably referring to relations within a polygamous household will he kill himself?
Of course not. He states that since he has no other siblings by his mother he works very hard and hopes that God will be there for him: "Ebe mu onwehu onye inye aka, agam ime uwam nkpo ole. Emperor Teddy Obinna is billed as "Junior Warrior," but he's actually the half-brother of Owerri's favorite son, the late Christogonous Ezebuiro Obinna, better known as Warrior. Meks Music CMStakes it in bold new directions, incorporating elements of Congo music to great effect.
The title song "The World is Very Shaky" takes up current events, advising that because of the world's instability, everybody should do their best. He sings that he is doing all he can for his family, but that if they are going to be irresponsible and not do for themselves in return, it's not his problem " Onye zuzuo n'elu uwu ya aka ya aka - if you are stupid in this world it is your own fault.
He certainly has a feeling for their problems and concerns. In "Onye Nchem" he decries lazy Nigerians who take advantage of their hard-working relatives abroad. The song itself is about God's concern for the world.
Obinna sings that without God's protection all of the guns and all of the armies in the world are useless. All of the people who bear grudges need God's blessing because he will judge them: "Let the Lord not protect an evil plotter.
With God's hand our success is guaranteed. Whoever God's hand beholds shall never fall nor fail. God's hand is in my life, in my family. That's why I'm a success. The translation of "Akachukwu di Ya" was provided by Akwaaba Music.
Sad as it is for me to report, I think the Igbo highlife sound, at least as we have known it, is dead and buried, the great stylists - OsadebeWarrior and Oliver de Coque - having passed on in the last few years. In their places have emerged a new crew - Eke Chima, Sunny Bobo and the like - who have numerous fans but offer a synthesizer-and-drum-machine-based style that's just a pale imitation of the classic sound, at least in my humble opinion.
In a future post I'll be discussing some of those new guys, but here I want to talk about some of the lesser-known musicians of the '70s and '80s, just a few of the journeymen who made the Igbo highlife scene of the time so vital and productive.
In a way they're equivalent to the "garage bands" of the s in the US, who toiled away in obscurity in hopes of someday scoring a regional hit. In the Nigerian case, some of these musicians put out numerous recordings and were quite popular. They just weren't in the top tier of the Igbo music scene. In "Nwagbeye Ebezina," from the album of the same name Sann SR 13,he sings "poor man's son, do not cry. The song "Anti Concord" is actually about Aunty Concord, the singer's betrothed, whom he questions about her sincerity.
He asks, "you can see that I have many new cars and a great mansion. Is it me you love, or my wealth? He asks a prophetess at his local church for advice, who tells him not to go, then he asks a prophet, who tells him the same thing.
He then goes to a traditional healer, who tells him to go abroad, but asks Naira for his advice. Augustine goes abroad and buys his goods, but when he comes home the Customs service check his parcels and find only newspapers inside. Augustine has lost all of his money. Because where there is respect there is peace.
Let no one wish others death. Let everyone live. As you may know, I've periodically been posting classic and hard-to-find music from Ethiopia here. This is the only recording by Bereket that I possess, and I've long wondered about this enigmatic singer. Once again, I've been scooped by one of my fellow bloggers, as Matthew Lavoie of Voice of America's African Music Treasures devotes his latest post to this iconic musician.
With his usual meticulous attention to detail, Matthew supplies a wealth of background information on his subject, having interviewed the great maestro personally in the VOA studios. There's nothing more I can add, but here's a small taste:. Bereket Mengisteab was born in in the small village of Hazega, located about eighteen miles north of the Eritrean capital of Asmara, and this is where he spent the first two decades of his life farming. During these years in Hazega, Bereket taught himself the Krar a five stringed lyre and honed his musical skills, participating in all of the musical Abibirimma - University Of Ghana Chorus - Ghana Asuafo Reto Dwom (Vinyl that punctuate rural life.
Then, after spending a few years in Asmara which was part of Ethiopia at the timeBereket moved to Addis Abeba in And it was in Addis that Bereket made his stage debut, as a member of the Haile Selassie Theater Orchestra; during the previous year he spent in Asmara he never performed outside of his circle of friends.
During these years he also made his first recordings, nine singles for the Philips label I don't know the exact dates and have not been able to find any of these singles. Tigrigna music, dominent in Tigray [province] and Eritrea, is quite distinct, both rhythmically and melodically, LP), from "Ethiopian" music, although both share the so-called "pentatonic" or five-note scale.
The instruments and the traditional musical practices are similar, while their names may vary. The massenqo single-corded fiddle played with a bow and especially the krar a six-corded lyre remain the most prevalent instruments. Sometimes the krar is even called massenqo. In a notable development over the last few decades, many Eritrean musicians have encouraged the spread of the electric krarused here widely far more than in Ethiopiaand many excel at the instrument.
Of course, you need to read Matthew's post and enjoy the musical samples he provides. Andreas has recently started his own weblog, Keziradevoted to music from the Horn of Africa. Of courseit's highly recommended. As a follow-up to my earlier post From Congo to Kenya Pt. Like that post, this one is focused on the early s. For some time I had wondered who possessed the soulful voice that featured on so many 45s issued during the '80s in Kenya by such disparate groups as the Kenya Blue Stars and Bana Ngenge.
Was it the same person? In he hooked up with Fataki Lokassa and a number of other Congolese exiles in Uganda to form Bana Ngnege, which seems to have undergone a number of permutations and name changes over the years. His father was Vicky Longomba, a founding member of OK Jazzand his brother Awilo Longombais one of the biggest stars of contemporary Congo music.
His sojourn there lasted only three months, after which he left for stints with Boma Liwanza and Super Mazembe. Sadly, Lovy Longomba died in an auto accident in Tanzania in Courtesy of Lucas Silva:.
Labels: NigeriaPidginVideos. I've been feeling bad about not being LP) to blog recently, but I see some of my fellow African music blogmeisters have also been slacking off this month! In my case the hiatus is due mainly to preparing for our first daughter's upcoming move to college - a big transition for all of us. To protect Aku's privacy I'm not going to say which school she's attending, but we're pretty happy with it, and of course we couldn't be prouder. So I hope to be back in action in a week or two.
In the meantime may I draw your attention to two worthy new additions to the African music blog scene? ElectricJive specializes in South African jazz and jive, and I'm quite impressed with the first few entries, full-length LPs from Hugh Masekela, Barney Rachabane, Mahlathini and more, definitely worth your while. Then there's Afro-Synthwhich for want of a better term features South African "bubblegum music," the synth-infused pop sounds that were all the rage back in the '80s and early '90s.
For now the blog features mainly write-ups, but I understand it'll be adding more downloads as time goes by. I told Uchenna over at Comb and Razor this one was right up his ally! Not really my thing, but who knows? It might be yours.
Take care, and happy listening! Labels: LikembeOther Blogs. One of the fringe benefits of doing this blog is that I occasionally hear from the musicians I write about, and their relatives. Thursday I got an email from Anthony Obianwu, the son of "Uncle" Mike Obianwu, whom I wrote about briefly in this postreporting his death on July 20th. He was 93 years old. Uncle Mike was not a well-known musician.
He is remembered mainly for his stellar piano work on Nelly Uchendu's famous LP Love Nwantinti Homzy HCE, and the great irony of this achievement is that the album was originally credited to Obianwu himself, with Uchendu playing only a supporting role.
The other members of his band were Bassey Edim on bass and Willie Udor on drums, with Nelly Uchendu supplying vocals until her death in Let's take a moment to remember Uncle Mike and the many other unsung heroes of African music. Here is a touching tribute in his honor by his family: Ezennia Michael Davidson Obianwu, God saw you getting tired as your youthfulness turned gray. The days flew by as you celebrated your well lived 93years of aging memories.
Your name will never die for we your children will carry on your legacy with every breath we draw. Your heart was so beautiful and pure, so meek and gentle, so loving and very forgiving. We became greedy, wishing you could hang around for another We can now see that your every awakening and perseverance, is your way of hanging around to protect your loving family. Ezennia is also survived by a long chain of LP) and sisters, nieces and nephews, cousins and a sea of friends and well wishers.
It goes without saying that you have led a fulfilled life. After serving proudly, fighting as a soldier in Burma during the 2nd World War with sustained injuries to show for it, you worked at the Federal Ministry of Information in Lagos and retired proudly as a senior civil service worker.
Despite all this, your love for music kept shinning through. You became very famous in music and touched many hearts. Your genius earned you the name "Uncle Mike Obianwu" and you recorded two albums including the award winning folk song "Love Nwantinti".
Daddy, you were truly an accomplished man of God. He only takes the best. This is why He has called you home to give you rest. God's garden must be beautiful, and there must be a beautiful white Grand Piano, waiting for you in heaven, to strike beautiful melodies for God's listening pleasure and for the Angels to dance to. It was no surprise that on the day of your passing, you were jovial as usual and you told us how much you loved us.
You then said "Tell 'V' I love her" meaning Mom and asked to let you rest. When we saw you sleeping so peaceful and free from pain, we could not wish you back because the Lord needs you more now than we do. Once again our friend Rainer has come through with an exceedingly rare artifact from the golden age of Nigerian highlife music, in this case a 10" pressing of Love "M" Adure Specialfrom which I posted some tracks June This was apparently the first pressing, released in Or maybe it wasn't the first pressing!
Rainer writes, ". Was this supposed to be released on Philips first back in but saw the light of day in 72 on Akpola!? Or am I just thinking too much?
For one thing, it has 10 tracks instead of Also, it includes the song "Gowon's Special," which was omitted from the later record, although it was listed on the sleeve. And for what it's worth, it's a much better pressing. Love "M" Adure Special A2. Gowon's Special A3. Saturday Sop Di A4. Yellow Sisi A5. Nkpa Ke Da Owo B1. Tom Kiri Site B2. Wasenigbo Tua B3.
Akwa Abasi B4. Nume Inye Nume Alabo B5. Jolly Papa Special A2. Love "M" Adure Special A3. Abasi Ye Enye A6. Nkpake Da Owo B1. Ese Ayang Iso B4. Akwa Abasi B5. Nume Inye B6. Peri Special One nice thing about the original 10" LP is that it includes a listing of the musicians and summaries of the lyrics.
You can download the whole album as a zipped file here. In the comments there's been a side discussion on the question of whether records were actually pressed in Biafra during the war. I thought it was possible, even though all of the major pressing facilities were in the North and West before the war Nigerphone may have had a plant in Onitsha.
In the late '60s Amu was the director of the University of Ghana Chorus, which recorded the LP Ghana Asuafo Reto Dwom (Ghanaian Students Sing) for Afro Request Records (SPLP ). Amu's composition "Ennye Ye Angye Da," included on the album, was the basis for "Joyful Day" in . University Of Ghana Chorus - Ghana Asuafo Reto Dwom (LP) Label: Afro Request Cat#: SRLP Media Condition: Media: Very Good (VG) Sleeve Condition: Sleeve: Very Good Plus (VG+) View Release Page: Seller: JodaAlbums; %, 1 rating ; Ships From: United States; $ +$ shipping $ total: Add to Cart. Details. PROFILE. The University of Ghana, the premier university and the largest university in Ghana was founded as the University College of the Gold Coast by Ordinance on August 11, for the purpose of providing and promoting university education, learning and research.
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Schools within University of Ghana community have participated in a Chinese chorus competition as part of activities to mark this year's Confucius Institute Day held last Friday at the University. Senior Lecturer and Head of Department. [email protected] Mawuli Adjei(Dr.), B.A. (Ghana), M.A. (Birmingham), MPhil, PhD.
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