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Bio Santrofi

Santrofi (Ghana / Outhere Records)

Santrofi is a brand new band performing classic High-Life from Ghana. A group of young musicians from Accra lead by bassplayer Emmanuel Ofori (known from Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band & Ebo Taylor). They have formed a new High Life powerhouse consisting of outstanding talent, playing this wonderful and diverse style created in the early 20th century. Rhythms, melodies and languages meshed together seamlessly, multiple guitars, groovy bass lines, traditional Ghanaian percussion, unique horn arrangements and majestic backing vocals create a congenial exciting, swinging, fresh and tropical sound. The band consisting of various vocalist allows a flexibility in lead vocals but also the multi-instrumentalists exchange instruments while the performance, which adds a further dynamic to the micro-detailed planned and choreographic show.

 

Line-up/ Instrumentation:

 

Emmanuel Ofori:                             Band leader, Bass, Vocals.

Prince Larbi:                                                Drums, Vocals. 

Dominic Quarchie:                          Guitar,Vocals.

Emmanuel Boakye Agyeman:      Keys, Vocals, Traditional dancer.

Robert Koomson:                            Lead Vocals, Atumpan Drums, Rhythm Guitar

Nobert Wonkyi Arthur:                    Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Bernard Gyamfi:                              Trombone

Victor nii amo:                                  Percussion,Cowbell

Ben Makkes:                                    Tourmanager, Booker    

Santrofi

Live band

Stage: Het Oerwoud

Date: Saturday 19:30 - 20:30