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.
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 –
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