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Ekow Alabi

Ekow Alabi

Ekow Alabi


Ekow Alabi Savage was born in the late fifties in Cape Coast Ghana and began playing drums at the tender age of five years. With friends he founded a school band called "ANABO" and at the age of 16 he was "the small boy drummer", playing with the famous "SWEET BEANS BAND" in Ghana. He played with international known african bands and musicians like Mano Dibango and Fela Kuti. In the late 70´s Ekow moved to Germany, playing with international known artists like George Darko and Pat Thomas. Read more on Last.fm
Ekow Alabi Savage was born in the late fifties in Cape Coast Ghana and began playing drums at the tender age of five years. With friends he founded a school band called "ANABO" and at the age of 16 he was "the small boy drummer", playing with the famous "SWEET BEANS BAND" in Ghana. He played with international known african bands and musicians like Mano Dibango and Fela Kuti. In the late 70´s Ekow moved to Germany, playing with international known artists like George Darko and Pat Thomas.

He rejoined his old schoolboy friends to form the internationally revered band called "ROOTS ANABO" creating their own rythmical style called SUNLIFE MUSIC.He joined the group "REALITY BROTHERS" where he met his current producer Tom "Serious" Lee and recorded an album and two videos. Ekow Alabi has played with international musicians like Ziggy Marley, Kojo Antwi and Eeka Mouse. In 2002 Ekow recorded his first solo album "RETURN 2 ZION" in Berlin, Germany and Kingston, Jamaica for the SHAVA label in Berlin and his own Ekowmania label in Ghana. Back in Berlin he toured with Black Heritage, Africa Mma and Vitamin X. With Vitamin X he recorded five albums from 1990 to 2000 and toured all over Europe extensively. Ekow and Kabu Kabu recorded recently two albums with Jimi Tenor, the Finnish jazz superstar helping him to fuse afrobeat with his jazz vision.

Additionally he has been touring with Jimi Tenor, Brothers Keepers and Bantu. The new solo album "GOING FOR GOLD!" featuring Mariamu Morris, Djatou Toure, Beezy, Aly Keita, Crimeldo and many more, released in 2009, is a proof of his Ghanaian heritage and combines modern styles of European and African music with traditional rhythms of his country. “Ghanaian musicians love to inject life into their music. This is evident in the pulsating sounds that accompany their songs as well as the names of the genres they create – highlife, hiplife, raglife etc.

One “life”(…) is “Sunlife” originated by Ekow Alabi…” The Mirror, Accra, Ghana 4/2007 Discography Solo-Alben * 2002 Return 2 Zion * 2009 Going for Gold With Jimi Tenor & Kabu Kabu * 2008 4th Dimension (2008) * 2007 Joystone (2007) * 2004 Beyond the stars with Vitamin X * 2001 Crying out * 1993 Togetherness with Reality Brothers * 1994 Low Life with Kojo Antwi * 2000 Don´t stop the music * 1989 Anokye Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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