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Adjiri Odametey
Influences: African , Latin American , Caribbean
Genres: world, african world, africancaribbeanworld, africanfusionafrican world, africansongwriter, ghana music
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8 times in the Global Top 40
March 2022 #35 - Global Top 40 Ekonklo (video)
June 2021 #35 - Global Top 40 Ekonklo (video)
May 2021 #8 - Global Top 40 Ekonklo (video)
2 times in the Global Top 40
Adjiri Odametey - Ghana groove
6 times in the Global Top 40
Adjiri Odametey - Ekonklo
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About: Adjiri Odametey
Photo by: Adjiri Odametey
About: Adjiri Odametey - Live in Emmendingen
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About: Ekonklo
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Adjiri Odameteyis among the most impressive purveyors of African music today. A warm, earthy voice is the trademark of West African singer-songwriter Adjiri Odametey. Combining this voice with the sounds of native African instruments, such as the kora (African harp), the balafon (wooden xylophone) and the thumb-pianos kalimba and mbira, his music captivates listeners. “As an ambassador of authentic African music, Adjiri Odametey effortlessly succeeds as a crossover artist,” writes the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Strong, new impulses from West Africa:

Adjiri Odameteyis a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter from Ghana. His music bridges the gap to Africa for European listeners. Adjiri Odametey’s artistic roots lie in the traditions of his homeland Ghana. Born and raised in the capital city Accra, he performed in such renowned groups as the Pan African Orchestra or the Ghana Dance Ballet. He has toured in Japan, Russia and Alaska .

“Out of this world – Adjiri Odametey enchants with expressive music,” writes the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany. His concerts excite both aficionados of softer pieces as well as percussion fans. His concert music appeals to a broad audience: from world-music fans to those interested in jazz to followers of classical music.In concert, Adjiri Odametey and his musicians avoid all technical gimmicks: they make do with their instruments, their hands and their voices. To Adjiri Odametey, world music means combining his own experiences as a musician in various cultures with the traditional roots of his homeland in Ghana – thereby creating a personal aural environment.What makes the concerts by Adjiri Odametey so unique is his use of a wide variety of seldom-seen and seldom-heard instruments, such as: the balafon, the African xylophone which has squashes as resonators; the cora – also known as the African harp; the mbira, also known as the kalimba. In addition, during the concerts the musicians use various percussion instruments, for example, the talking drum or kpanlogo. Other instruments played live are: the flute, cajon, bells, shakers, the guitar and bongos, etc.