Thursday, November 15, 2007

Alhaji K. Frimpong


I know very little about Alhaji K. Frimpong. There's a severe paucity of information about him on the internet. In fact, I've only heard two songs. But that's all it took for me to fall unquestionably in love. What I have found out is that he's part of the Ghanian/Nigerian Highlife movement. It seems he only released two albums: Okwantuni (1995) and Kyenkyen Bi Adi Mawu! (1998). And he's no longer with us (2005 - R.I.P.). Both albums are long out of print. The songs I've heard can be found on the Ghana Soundz Compilations. This track appears on Volume 1. Check the Moog solo towards the end of the song. Off - the - hook:

K. Frimpong And His Cubano Fiestas - Hwehwe Mu Na Yi Wo Mpena

If you know any more about Alhaji or have access to more of his music, please contact me!

Update: Came across scans of 2 K Frimpong album covers ( with his Cubano Fiestas) at the fantastic Voodoo Funk. This leads me to believe the Wikipedia post that puts his discography at just 2 releases is incorrect. Got some answers? Pass 'em on.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

La vraie musique de nègre...

C'est le meilleur son du monde !

Aboagyewaa !!!

Anonymous said...

look at this http://awesometapesfromafrica.blogspot.com/2007/06/alhaji-k.html there's another frimpong tape at awesometapesfromafrica. cheers

MD said...

Frimpong has 7 full length albums recorded from about 1975 to 1981. Also has several 45 singles that focus more on the Highlife style.

MD

Menno said...

Check Discogs for more info.
Please add if you know more.

http://www.discogs.com/artist/K.+Frimpong+%26+His+Cubano+Fiestas

http://www.discogs.com/artist/Alhaji+K.+Frimpong

http://www.discogs.com/artist/K.+Frempong%27s+Band

http://www.discogs.com/artist/K.+Frimpong+%26+Super+Complex+Sounds