Stormzy, Jojo Abot, Jay Vades performing live in vivivi studio
R2BEES FEATURING SARKODIE ON BBC 1XTRA @ VIVIVI STUDIOS ( WEST LAND )
EFYA PERFORMING LIVE ON BBC 1XTRA @ THE VIVIVI STUDIOS ( West Land )
Ben and Bridget stayed at the studio for one week(2014.02.15-2014.02.29) and composed and recorded three songs with Colter engineering: "Slow Rider," "Another One," and "Getaway." The songs need to be mixed and mastered. Plans for release on the vivivi studio website for promotional purposes.
The multi-talented instrumentalist, Boateng-Kodua Acheampong rehearsing with the Vivivi Studio Band
Vivivi Studios is working with the singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Boaten-Kodua Akeampong and a full band to release an EP of highlife and Ghana soul music. Boaten is a multi-instrumentalist and singer from Ghana’s Ashanti region and uses the Akan harp (seperewa), thumb piano (kalimba), and xylophone (gyil) to create conscious dance music.
Osei is one of the few left keeping the seperewa (Akan harp) tradition alive. We are working to create a seperewa driven highlife recording hailing back to the days of "palmwine" guitar. All instruments and vocals are performed by Osei. Engineered and produced by Colter Harper. Hope to have this finished in 2014...
These two songs were collaboratively composed by University of Ghana guitar students and Colter Harper during the Fall of 2013 and Spring of 2014. The group used guitar exercises as the basis for building songs around specific themes. Our goal was to join songwriting, arranging, improvisation, and guitar technique in creating something that reflected everyone's individual perspectives. The song "Same Old Me" is built around a series of verses where everyone riffs on the theme "never go back to the same old me." "Listen" is our take on chaos of communicating, particularly in Ghana, home to dozens of languages. The chorus is made up of three overlapping phrases and after the break, we sing the first phrase in spanish and twi.