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Florence Adooni

Frafra-gospel music from northern Ghana

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Florence Adooni

Today on Ecléctico you're listening to singer Florence Adooni from Zuarungu, Ghana. Adooni sings in a frafra-gospel style, Frafra being the name of an ethnic group of people in northern Ghana and southern Burkina Faso. You'll go deeper with an excerpt from an article on Pan African Music.

"Mam Pe’ela Su’ure” by Florence Adooni
2021 | Frafra-gospel music from northern Ghana

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It is from the northern regions of Ghana, where the Frafra people transmit their music on church pews surrounded by goats and sheep, that Florence Adooni sings her praises on a very personal frafra groove. Percussion, polyrhythm, synthesizers, delicate brass and psychedelic funk guitar give tempo and mood to these two tracks. Add a gospel voice and you’re in heaven.

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“Mam Pe’ela Su’ure” is a typical frafra-gospel hymn sung during Sunday services, supported here by Kumasi’s best high-life players, who turn the song into a huge groove wave.

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