Afro Moses Group

Afro Moses

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You are listening to Afro Moses - lead vocals, sepre-kora, talkingdrum, balafon & kalimba, Bob Osae - bass, Ep izo Bangoura - congas & percussion, Tulani - congas & percussion, Paa Bodo - drums, Declan Kelly - percussion, Kuukua Gifty - backing vocals, Brad Robinson - guitar, Dana Stewart - backing vocals, Tricky Joe - keyboards, vocals, Paul Varner - keyboards, vocals, from the CD Benya (African Child).

An extraordinary, unique, high-energy group led by one of the world's most dynamic and respected musicians - Afro Moses.

A multi-award winner Afro Moses has won awards such as best song, best album, best live act and has been twice voted as Ghanas best international music ambassador in 2000 and 2002.

He was also involved in the performance and composition of music that featured on the short film Inja that was a nominee in the 2003 Oscar Awards. Afro Moses is a singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and teacher of music.

A natural performer, whose star quality shines and pulls audiences in like a magnet. Joined on stage with his dynamic group Moses O'Jah meaning Moses fire you can expect a high energy show that will leave you wanting for more.

Every musician on stage is unique and comes from a different background... highlighting Afro Moses message of unity and individual beauty and talent. This is a live stage show like you've never seen before....a tasty mix of hot rhythms from across the globe that result in a fusion of modern beats that will get you jumping .... its not what you expect......Also lunching the new CD "I want 2 b happy" 17 songs.

Afro Moses has shared the stage with Angelique Kidjo, Salif Keita, Miriam Makeba, Ziggy Marley and many more. Moses was born in Ghana, West Africa and has been performing since he was a small boy - by his teens he became known as the "African James Brown". Moses is a master of the Seprekora (21 stringed African harp), the Kalimba (thumb piano) and the tama (talking drum) - not to mention a voice that has huge range, clarity and an ability to leave the audience moved beyond words. His blend of using traditional African instruments with modern western styles creates an amazing fusion of sound that reflects his respect, passion and love for different cultures and bringing them together as one. Moses won the special merit award for being Ghana's best international music ambassador in both 2000 and 2002. He was also involved in the music on the short film "Inja" that was a nominee in the 2003 Oscar Awards.

Moses O'Jah have also won several international awards including best group, best live band and best song. The group have toured Australia extensively since 1997. They have been supported by Triple J and invited due to public request to perform as part of the Olympic Games 2000. Some Aussie festival appearances include - the Melbourne International Festival, Woodford Festival, Bellingen Global Carnival, Australia Day Darling Harbour 2000 and the "Carnivale" in 1998. The band has also appeared on Studio 22 Recovery and the 10.30 slot on ABC TV, as well as on the Good Morning Australia programme. High-life, reggae, kwassa-kwassa, jive and western rock will have everybody on the dance floor. A visual and musical feast that won't disappoint!

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