Total Hip Replacement & Anyankofo earn nomination

by • September 4, 2022 • FeaturedArticle, NewsComments (0)216

By Alfred Tamakloe

(In Copenhagen – Denmark)  

Youthful, high energetic Total Hip Replacement Band from Aarhus in Denmark took their audience on an ecstatic musical journey during their recent European tour to promote their new album titled “Anyankofo”.

The tour also took them, among others, to Germany, Sweden, Denmark and as far as Greenland where the band got stuck for a few days due to snow storm and were unable to fly out.

Incorporating three talented young Ghanaian musicians namely; Richmond Lamptey Bilson (trumpet), Kobina Prah (percussion and fontomfrom) and Emmanuel Ackon (bass) of Ebo Taylor’s Saltpond City Band. The set up-was a delight on stage at Mariska Pavillion in Malmo, where I caught up with the band on their Sweden-leg of the tour, put together by Malmø based promotion outfit Mix Musik.

Kobina Prah’s high energetic percussion and fontomfrom rhythms, intertwining with Jacob De Place’s drum beats, sent the hall into an infectious dance frenzy, with the audience joining in the chorus. Their tight horns section featuring Lasse Damsgaard (alto & tenor sax) Richmond Bilson (trumpet) and Victor West Hosbond (trombone & lead vocals) was a delight to watch.

Consequently, their energetic live shows have now earned them nomination in the Roots Category of the Danish Music Awards 2022. Prior to their European tour, Total Hip Replacement spent months in Ghana writing and recording the “Anyankofo” album; a name emanating from their encounter with Ghanaian musicians they collaborated with during their sojourn in Ghana, to spice the album with some Ghanaian musical rhythms.

“Anyankofo”, meaning friends, a 12-track album, featured rising star Asi Rennie and some of Ghana’s biggest stars such as Wolasi, Rocky Dawuni, legendary Pat Thomas and Kwame Yeboah, both of Kwashibu Area Band, who had hands in arrangements and recording at the Kwashibu studios in Accra.

Photos – Mix Musik

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