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Selasee

Selasee

Selasee


Born in Accra, Ghana, west Africa, he learnt to play guitar and started composing and performing gospel music during his early teenage years with his local church group. However he had a strong desire to reach beyond the gospel audience. His first attempt to further this ambition was by joining a group called Makuma,made up of five singers.Soon he enrolled on a 3yr music program at the school of performing arts, University of Ghana legon. In August 1996 while performing in front of an audience 5 Read more on Last.fm
Born in Accra, Ghana, west Africa, he learnt to play guitar and started composing and performing gospel music during his early teenage years with his local church group. However he had a strong desire to reach beyond the gospel audience. His first attempt to further this ambition was by joining a group called Makuma,made up of five singers.Soon he enrolled on a 3yr music program at the school of performing arts, University of Ghana legon. In August 1996 while performing in front of an audience 5,000 people at seminar at the International Trade fair site in Accra, Through this, he met Sean Cassidy from Montreal, Canada who was among the attendees. They immediately became brothers, and have been good friends ever since. Shortly after connecting, Sean sponsored the recording of Makuma`s first album and also helped record an album for his local church group know as Heart to Heart In 1998 the church group was invited to perform at the Worldwide seminar at the Minneapolis convention center after which they stayed an extra week to record a second album.

Selasee graduated from the University of Ghana, Legon May 1999 and moved to the U.S.A the same year with the dream to pursue his own musical vision. After couple years in Utah and a brief six month sojourn in southern California, during which he worked variety of odd jobs and composing tunes and performing at coffee houses and some restaurants, he increasingly gained confidence and finnally moved to Boulder Colorado,where he quickly became the lead singer of a local band that soon became one of the hot bands in town. He started recording his new songs at Flabbey Road studios in Boulder and in 2003 during a meating with Sean Cassidy in Minneapolis he gave him a copy of the new tunes he had recorded.Sean being impressed by his new tunes promptly signed on as his manager.He then created RunningDream Records,Inc. to represent Selasee’s growing music career. Sean attended the 2005 Midem in Cannes, France where he presented one of Selasee`s compositons, a Reggae track entitled RUN which was consequently selected as a sound track for the EA sports Fifa 2006 soccer video game. Coincidentally, Ghana his country, for the first time qualified to participate in the 2006 soccer World Cup competition. Finnally his first debut album was recorded with RunningDream records at the Immersive studios and Home away from Home studios in Boulder Colorado. Selasee`s music is currently experiencing successful impact from radio airplays across the US and Ghana West Africa. Read more on Last.fm.

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