Koo Nimo and King Ayisoba

Serena Owusua Dankwa joins in the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of Ghanaian independence with specially-recorded performances from some of the country’s star musicians.

Serena Owusua Dankwa joins in the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of Ghanaian independence with specially-recorded performances from some of the country’s star musicians, including palm-wine songs from veteran guitarist Koo Nimo, and a beach-party performance from electric griot King Ayisoba.

Recorded entirely on location in Ghana, March 2007.

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Sat 14 Apr 2007 15:00

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  • Serena Owusua Dankwa introduces the programme

    Beginning at Ghana’s 50th independence celebration, on Accra beach.

    Duration: 04:02

  • Music Played

  • Koo Nimo

    Koo Nimo who is one of Ghana's best-loved folk singers.

    Duration: 05:29

  • Music Played

    • Koo Nimo & Adadam Agofomma

      Ghana Osaye

      • BBC recording on location.
  • Serena interviews Koo Nimo

    Serena interviews Koo Nimo.

    Duration: 05:02

  • Koo Nimo sings one of his favourite songs

    Koo Nimo sings 'Happy Day'.

    Duration: 05:44

  • Music Played

    • Koo Nimo & Adadam Agofomma

      Ennaye Anigya Da ('Happy Day')

      • BBC recording on location.
  • Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom.

    Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom in Central Ghana.

    Duration: 09:30

  • Music Played

    • Amaneresu Cultural Ensemble

      Nyomkoro

      • BBC recording on location.
  • Amaneresu Cultural Ensemble

    The women singers of Amaneresu Cultural Ensemble in the Ashanti kingdom capital Kumai.

    Duration: 04:08

  • Music Played

    • Amaneresu Cultural Ensemble a Praise Song

      Joshua Nkrumah

      • BBC recording on location.
  • The Ghanaian music industry.

    The Ghanaian music industry and how it was affected by the curfew period.

    Duration: 04:20

  • King Ayishoba

    Ghanian star King Ayisoba in concert

    Duration: 08:39

  • Music Played

    • King Ayisoba

      Fame Sike Mame

      • BBC recording on location.
    • King Ayisoba

      My Friend Don't Forget Me

      • BBC recording on location.
  • Serena interviews King Ayisoba

    Serena interviews King Ayisoba.

    Duration: 09:34

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