BACK TO ROOTS

This album showcases a man whose upbringing was steeped in rock music, yet his roots were never forgotten.

Commissioned by Ghana Film Industry Corporation, Ghana and Reinery Films, Germany, I wrote and composed music for the film Nana Akoto. For the exception of one song, the Director requested that only authentic African traditional musical instruments were used, giving me the opportunity to return to my roots and create music based on all the instruments I grew up with -- flute, drums, cowbell, shakers.

 

My eternal thanks to the musicians of KYIREM CULTURAL TROUPE, formed by CHARLES AMANKWA-AMPOFO, for their immense help in bringing this album together.

CREDITS

Kofi “Lawyer” Mawuko: Flute

Nii Agyiri Odametten: Flute

Nii Narku: Conga

Kweku Aikins: Rattle

Mensah Markwei: Bells

Recorded at Ghana Film Studios, Accra

Engineers: F. Kwakye, K. Archer

Assistant Engineers: S. Quainoo, F. Manu
Chloe Tucker: Vocals on Adisa, recorded at Humber Road Studios, London
Engineer:
Ian Tompson
Mastered at Humber Road Studios, London

Remastered at Frankford Wayne, New Jersey

Mastered by Duncan Stanbury
Album design – Oliver Zwanenberg
Additional artwork - Richard Johnston – www.sketchworksdesign.com

All songs produced by Kristian Bediiako and John Bediako

 

All rights reserved. Unauthorised duplication is a violation of applicable laws. The copyright in all these sound recordings is owned by Kristian Bediiako.

 

© 2021 Kristian Bediiako

Ⓟ 2021 Kristian Bediiako
www.kristianbediiako.com