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Sunday, September 3, 2017

KODJOVI KUSH & AFROSPOT ALL STARS - LOVE IN AFRICA


Led by the charismatic singer and musician Kodjovi Kush, this band is all about the joyous sounds of West African music: highlife, afrobeat and ‘agbadjazz’ - a fusion of the traditional 6/8 agbadja music of the Ewe people from Togo, Ghana and Benin with jazz and reggae influences.

Born in Togo, Kodjovi grew up in a musical environment.
Inspired by his father, who used to tour Africa with his bands Eryko Jazz de la Capitale and Los Muchachos in the 50s and 60s, he started his first band at the age of 15.
In the 90s, after touring Europe with some traditional groups from Togo, he settled in London. There he formed the band Jah’s Afrik and joined Ibile, the Soothsayers and Yesking as a bass player and vocalist, playing mainly reggae and African music.
During this time he performed with great artists such as Tony Allen, Seun Kuti, Alpha Blondy, Gregory Isaacs and many others.  

Eventually Kodjovi created the Afrospot club night, named after Fela Kuti’s first nightclub in Lagos.It was frequented by some of London’s finest musicians, and soon the Afrospot All Stars were born: a collective of seasoned players from all over West Africa and the UK.
Chop Time Music proudly presents their debut album, “Love in Africa”.

Release date: September 11, 2017
Available on LP/CD/Digital

Album launch party:

Date: Friday 29 September, 18.30 til late
Venue:  Total Refreshment Centre, Unit 2,2 Foulden Road, London





Tuesday, July 12, 2016

AGONGO - I AM SUFFERING


Agongo, a kologo player from Bolgatanga, Ghana, is very popular among the Frafra people,
with several albums, videos and local hit songs to his name.
His debut album, I Am Suffering, is now available on CD and digital download.

Another Chop Time production...kologo power!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/agongo/id1098311861
https://agongo.bandcamp.com/releases
http://www.shinybeast.nl/item/430071/agongo_i_am_suffering.html
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/agongo

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Agongo @ Batakari Night, january 30th at Alliance Francaise, Accra


Agongo, also known as Jacob Abagnagongo, is a popular kologo (lute) player from Bolgatanga in Ghana's Upper East region.
His international debut album "I Am Suffering", with a guest appearance by King Ayisoba, will be released by Chop Time in the spring of 2016.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

RAZIGAL - ABALABOO

AFRICAN DANCEHALL FROM GHANA




Download Razigal's album "Abalaboo", now available on Chop Time Music:

Razigal is a dancehall MC from Ghana.
In his neighbourhood in central Accra, known for its wild and vibrant outdoor nightlife,
he quickly gained local fame with hits like Kpoo, Abalaboo and Adi De De.
Toasting over dancehall and azonto beats, Razigal attracts crowds of excited youths who know his lyrics in the native Ga language by heart.

This selection of dance floor killers, recorded when the azonto craze was in full swing,
will have you out of your seat in no time.

Chop Time Music presents this digital-only album in collaboration with Ziglibolly Records.

Stay tuned for the next Chop Time release, "I Am Suffering" by Agongo, with a guest appearance by King Ayisoba.



Thursday, October 9, 2014

AMARTEY HEDZOLEH - KUKURANTUMI out now on CD

Chop Time presents previously unreleased 80's recordings by Afro-rock veteran Amartey Hedzoleh from Ghana, the original founder of Hedzoleh Soundz.


                                                     
                                                    (also available on vinyl and mp3)

www.shinybeast.nl (CD & LP)
www.juno.co.uk (CD & LP)
itunes (download)
www.cdbaby.com (download)

Or click the BUY NOW button on your right

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Amartey Hedzoleh - Kukurantumi: CD release on September 29

Chop Time Music presents...

AMARTEY HEDZOLEH - KUKURANTUMI

Previously unreleased '80s Afro-rock
by the original founder of Ghana's legendary Hedzoleh Soundz.

CD out on September 29



(already available on vinyl and mp3)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Rest in peace, Adabire Aburiya Sambo



   


Sambo was a true master of the kologo, and I think it's safe to say that he was the most popular musician in Bolgatanga (northern Ghana). He was about to record his first international album for Chop Time Music with the help of his good friend King Ayisoba. We were all looking forward to it.




Last week I heard the sad news of his passing.
Rest in peace, Sambo. Your music will live on.