(This album has instrumental fusion of rock guitar influences with raw African traditional rhythms and drumming songs.)
Ms Sey, Director of the Arts Council of Ghana approached and asked me to write the music for a dance drama, “OSAMARIMA,” written by Asiedu Yirenkyi and Dr. A. W. W. Tamakloe and choreographed by Professor Ofosu Adinku, lecturers from the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon.
The music on this album, IFORGI WRATRAD — Instrumental Fusion Of Rock Guitar Influences With Raw African Traditional Rhythms And Drumming — was the final result of this collaboration.
The brief was to compose a fusion of my personal style of rock guitar playing with raw African traditional rhythms and drumming.
I worked with GODWIN AGBELI, the master drummer of master drummers, and his drumming group, SANKOFA, one of the best traditional drumming groups in Ghana to bring the dance drama to fruition.
This was another music experience of a lifetime, equalling my time as Music
Director of TALENT THEATRE COMPANY.
All songs composed by Kristian Bediiako.
All drum arrangements by Godwin Agbeli.
Kristian Bediiako: 1st and 2nd Guitar.
Modestus Neizer Td: Bass guitar.
Sankofa Cultural Troupe: All African percussion.
Recorded at Ghana Film Studios, Accra
Engineers: F. Kwakye, K. Archer
Assistant Engineers: S. Quainoo, F. Manu
Mastering - Frankford Wayne
Mastering engineer - Duncan Stanbury
Album design - Richard Johnston – www.sketchworksdesign.com
Photography - Oliver Van Zwanenberg
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