Aklama Makumba and The Ghana Footsteps

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The Art School (Assembly Hall)

20 Scott Street,
G3 6PE

9:30 pm doors - 22:00:00 start - 11:00 pm finish

Entry £6

Five years ago Glasgow’s Green Door Studios started the Youth Stand Up project which saw young musicians from Glasgow, Ghana, and Belize collaborating to make an album. This was the start of a fruitful relationship with people of Tafi Atome, Ghana which has resulted in the completion of a recording studio in the area last year.

Aklama Makumba and The Ghana Footsteps will continue Counterflows’ exploration of varied collaborations, and see four Ghanaian musicians join forces with some members of Glasgow’s D.I.Y underground scene for a one-off performance. The music will be loosely based around the traditional Volta rhythms such as BorBorBor and Agbadza, expanded into a semi-improvised large ensemble.

This project gratefully acknowledges the support of the The British Council West African Festival Fund.