Ο Ebo Taylor [Ebo Taylor - guitar, vocals (Ghana)] ηχογράφησε το καλοκαίρι που μας πέρασε στο Βερολίνο με την καταπληκτική Afrobeat Academy, μετά απο πολλές δεκαετίες ολοκληρωμένο άλμπουμ για το σπουδαίο Label Analog Africa. (Δείτε: Music Junky 17/1/2009, Music Junky 8/4/2008). Το άλμπουμ αυτό θα κυκλοφορήσει κατά πάσα πιθανότητα στις αρχές της καινούργιας χρονιάς. Το απίστευτο line up της Afrobeat Academy είναι: Ekow Alabi - drums (Ghana / Kabu Kabu/Jimi Tenor Band, Afrobeat Academy), Patrick Frankowski - bass (Germany / Kabu Kabu/Jimi Tenor Band), J.J. Whitefield - guitar (Germany / Poets of Rhythm, Karl Hector & the Malcouns, Afrobeat Academy), Thomas Myland - clavinet, organ, etc (Germany / Poets of Rhythm, Karl Hector & the Malcouns), Ben Abarbanel-Wolff - tenor & bariton sax (USA / Poets of Rhythm, Karl Hector & the Malcouns, Afrobeat Academy), Stu Krause - trumpet (Canada / Poets of Rhythm, Karl Hector & the Malcouns), Oghene Kologbo - guitar (Nigeria / Fela's Afrika 70, Afrobeat Academy).
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Ebo Taylor Bio: "The exceptional guitar player is considered as one of the most distinguished Highlife, Afro beat and jazz composers of Ghana. Between 1962 and 1965 he studied together with his friend Fela Kuti at the renowned Eric Guilder School of Music in London. As early as the 50th and 60th he caused quite a sensation as the head of the Stargazers Dance Band as well as the Broadway Band. In the early 70th he headed the best known Big Band of Ghana, the “Uhuru Band” (later called Uhurus) and so formed the Highlife.Since the 70th Taylor produced different albums as solo artist and developed more and more his own, innovative and distinctive style – recognisable for instance on his albums “Ebo Taylor and the Pelicans” or “Twer Nyame”. Ebo has been very active in numerous projects as session musician. Besides his solo works, he contributed significantly to the development of music in Ghana, as arranger and producer to the big labels in Ghana, like Essiebons and Gapophone. For these labels, being their musical director, he produced i.e. well known musicians such as C.K. Mann as well as the Apagya Show Band, a legendary All-Star-Highlife-Funk-Band, or artists like Pat Thomas, Jewel Ackah and Papa Yankson."
Ebo Taylor-Atwer Abroba (ΔΙΑΜΑΝΤΙ!!!!!!!!)
Ebo Taylor-Twer Nyame