SHORTLIST 2018

Kobi Onyame
— Gold

  • Label: Kobi Onyame
  • Released: 1 September 2017

‘Gold’ sonically takes the listener on a journey, mashing Kobi’s Ghanaian heritage with hip-hop undertones. Kobi wanted to capture the feel of traditional highlife and afrobeat rhythms of the 1960’s and 70’s using percussions and brass melodies. The call-and-response structure of the songs demand the listener to be a part of the experience. The verses can be choruses, the choruses are chants. He wanted the album to feel as authentic as possible in content and texture. It’s an almost wistful echo of a yearning for home and originality that somehow has its roots in the past and present simultaneously.

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