Rich in ancestral flows, between Ghana and Europe, powered by deep, conga led rhythms and seductive warm horn riffs come Jembaa Groove, whose new album “Ye Ankasa | We Ourselves” and newly rendered sound, reminds us that jazz, in its contemporary, soulful form is not just a London ‘ting’. Released by Agogo records.

Jembaa Groove

Ye Ankasa | We Ourselves

Cat No: AR163VL
Release date: 5 April 2024
Format: LP
Country: Ghana, UK

Rich in ancestral flows, between Ghana and Europe, powered by deep, conga led rhythms and seductive warm horn riffs come Jembaa Groove, whose new album “Ye Ankasa | We Ourselves” and newly rendered sound, reminds us that jazz, in its contemporary, soulful form is not just a London ‘ting’. Released by Agogo records.

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Listen to: Ye Ankasa | We Ourselves

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1. Dabia
04:54
2. Agya feat. Gyedu-Blay Ambolley
04:34
3. Makoma
03:37
4. Sweet My Ear feat. K.O.G.
04:41
5. Ewiase
05:22
6. Namo
04:53
7. Asem Ben
03:53
8. Outro
04:36

Item Description

Highlife is Ghana’s colourful national tradition and is at the heart of Berlin based Jembaa Groove’s groove. And this newly crafted follow up to their debut album Susuma from 2022, goes even further in provoking new perceptions of jazz and soul music helped by young and senior blood from Ghana and its diaspora. Vocal masterclasses come via Sheffield (UK) based K.O.G and original veteran of the 70s and 80s highlife scene Gyedu Blay Ambolley with Ghanian multi-instrumentalist and producer Kwame Yeboah (Kwashibu Area Band) also providing inspiration.