Obrafour’s 1999 ‘Kwame Nkrumah’ Song Honoured


The Calvert 22 Foundation aims to support and share the contemporary culture and creativity of the new east – Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia.

Calvert 22 in celebrating this year Red Africa season on the legacy of cultural relationships between Africa, the Soviet Union and related countries during the Cold War has featured a mixtape titled the sound of independence-era Africa.

This mixtape put together by Tocantins, a record collector whose interests focus on the popular music’s of West Africa and Latin America.

Here he attempts to foreground the role of music during that period of African self-determination. In so doing he draws from a variety of different cultures and times.

Amongst the sound featured on this mixtape which is receiving a huge attention in the international arts community is Obrafour’s – Kwame Nkrumah’s song released in 1999.

The Red African season takes place from 4 February – 3 April 2016 and Obrafour’s song will be featured at the exhibitions.

Tracklist of the mix tape.

Bembeya Jazz National, Le Chemin du PDG (Guinea, 1971)

Orchestre National Les Volcans De La Gendarmerie Republique Populaire Du

Benin, 26 Octobre 1976 A Lakossa (Benin, 1976)

Grand Kalle et l’African Jazz, Indépendance Cha-Cha (Democratic Republic of Congo, 1960)

Santos Junior, Invasores de Angola (Angola, date unknown)

William Onyeabor, Atomic Bomb (Nigeria, 1978)

L’Orchestre National “A” De La République Du Mali, Janfa (Mali, 1970)

Boss Mike, Thomas Sankara (Burkina Faso, 2014)

Balla Et Ses Balladins, Lumumba (Congo, 1974)

Zao, Ancien Combattant (France, 1984)

Obrafour, Kwame Nkrumah (Ghana, 1999)

The French Have Gone (Mali, date unknown)

Zeca (Angola, 1975)

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