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Today on Ecléctico you're listening to Y'akoto, a singer with a highlife heritage and roots in Germany and Ghana. You'll go deeper with an excerpt from an article on Pan African Music.
"What's Good" by Y'akoto
2021 | Singer from Germany with roots in Ghana
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Y’akoto grew up with a Ghanaian father and a German mother. Born in Hamburg, she has traveled the world, from Ghana to Cameroon, through Togo, Chad and Paris. Her father, a highlife musician, quickly passed down a taste for music, whether funk, reggae, rock or soul. Faced with a deeply cosmopolitan upbringing, she has never ceased to embody universal values, constantly seeking beauty in art through introspection. She defines her particular musical category as “Soul-seeking.”
She explains: “’What’s Good’ is a feeling. I’ve never felt comfortable telling people how they should handle certain situations or feel about things. ‘What’s Good’ on the other hand could be a clue, or just a song that will make you feel good at a certain time.”