Tag: The Compozers


Me Firi Ghana presents: The Afrobeats Music Festival Experience

‘The Party Just Never Stops’ Me Firi Ghana Representative Adwoa Asiedu tells us her thoughts on the Afrobeats Festival

Envision a lovely ambiance where people are not afraid to smile at strangers, or loudly sing at their top of their lungs when their favourite tunes come on.

Welcome to my world.

The party began as soon as you entered the 02 building. The anticipation of the event could not be20160730_210740 hidden as I watched how people hurried to get their last minute tickets.  Many dressed to impress, and moreover there was a powerful sense of solidarity amongst the crowd.  The majority that came to the event were of African heritage, but it didn’t matter who we were or who we represented.  It wasn’t about us.  It was about the Arts of Afrobeats and being immersed in the Afrobeats culture.

Credits to the Artists, Dancers, Presenters, DJ’s and the wonderful crowd for making it into delightful night. The show began with superb dancers who brought great energy to the show.   It was the perfect way to launch the festival as it got us into the festival spirit. DJ Abrantee never failed to disappoint with his infectious sense of humour. The crowd were magical.  I stood next to two talented guys whose moves I greatly admired. They didn’t care who was watching and it was beautiful to see. In that moment I thought:  ‘‘That’s what sets Afrobeats music festival apart from other festivals. The party just never stops.’’  There were no boundaries and I have to commend the entertaining crowd for keeping the party going.

20160730_221803My appreciations to DJ Fifi, DJ Sean and DJ Bills who gave us great tunes to dance to throughout the night. The Artists that came to perform were brilliant. Well done to R2bees, The Composers, Moelogo, Mista Silva, May7ven and Jaij Hollands with additional support by rising stars K.Weezy, Ray & Double A. Each act brought their gift to the stage, however there were a few acts that I thoroughly enjoyed watching because I connected to their musical style, rhythm and lyrics. They were R2bees, Moelogo and Miss Banks.

Multi Award Winners & BET Nominated R2bees were so captivating to watch on stage as they sang some of their biggest hits such as ‘Ajei’. When they opened the show with this song, the crowd fell in love and it was as if it was a brand new song all over again. It was evident to see that they have truly connected with the crowd because at one stage, all one could hear was the crowd singing joyfully in unity.

Moelogo had presence. He proved that he is not a regular artist. I enjoyed watching him sing his 20160730_211652iconic Tune ‘Baddest’ and it was nonetheless a breath-taking performance.

Miss Banks was a true dynamite. She performed her songs with swerve, charm and passion. She’s definitely one to look out for in the music scene.

I came to the festival with high expectations but I was not in the slightest disappointed.  If anything I was deeply touched by the gorgeous harmony between the crowd and the moving performances.

Me Firi Ghana would like to stress that The Afrobeats Music Festival was an unforgettable night. Thank you to all the event organisers who turned this glorious vision to reality on the 30th July 2016.

By Adwoa Asiedu @AdwoaAsiedu777

R2Bees to headline Europe’s Biggest Afrobeats Music Festival!

The landmark event is timed perfectly as the multiple award winners & BET nominated artists R2bees announce a brand new album and joint venture with Wiz Kid and his Starboy Worldwide Record Label with Paedae, also known as Omar Sterling being made the President of Starboy Worldwide – making the collaboration the most powerful force in Afrobeats globally!!

Taking place the Indigo 02 the much vaunted festival-line up is hosted by UK Afrobeats crooner Abrantee (Capital Xtra) and supported by the worlds most noted and sought after Afrobeats live band The Compozers; including the biggest names in UK Afrobeats Moelogo, May7ven, Mista Silva, Atumpan and Jaij Hollands with additional support by rising stars K.Weezy, Ray & Double A.

The Festival tailored to foster unity and excellence in Afrobeats will be a show-stopping experience that will guarantee festival goers an amazing show; from psychedelic stage and on-screen visuals, cultural dance and a strong lineup of performers headlined by Ghanaian megastar duo R2BEES.

DJ line up include: DJ Fifi, DJ Sean and DJ Bills!

Get your tickets for Europe’s Biggest Afrobeats Music Festival with R2Bees here or here

Date: Saturday 30th July

Venue: Indigo O2 , Peninsula Way SE10 0DZ

Doors open at 7pm sharp!

 

Sarkodie to headline Indigo O2 for Ghana’s 59th Independence

Unarguably the biggest persona of Ghanaian music and one of Africa’s greatest, Sarkodie will become the first African rapper to headline his own concert at Indigo at the O2.

The multiple BET winner and Mobo award nominee, who recently joined Fuse ODG on the last leg of his UK tour is one of the major proponents of the Azonto genre and dance made popular by Fuse ODG internationally.

Sarkodie will be taking his brand to the next level as he has enlisted the support of UK’s most sought after live band, The Compozers to rock the crowd and UK’s afrobeats pioneer, Abrantee to host the event.

The audience are in for a mega treat with Sarkodie’s skilful 50-syllables-per-second flow, countless hits from a career spanning 15 years and a flux of surprise guest performers including his personal DJ Mensah to ensure a show-stopper.

This concert will surely establish Sarkodie as one of the world’s most iconic African artists.

Tickets for Sarkodie’s concert are now on sale! Click here to purchase before they’re are sold out!

A NIGHT WITH THE COMPOZERS – 19 December 2013, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Tottenham

A warm & intimate evening with musical genius

Like many of you, my first exposure to The Compozers came at the Grand Finals of Miss Ghana UK 2013. Intrigued by a name which declared ingenuity & class, I was blown away by the eclectic acoustics and superstar swagger of this band of Ghanaian talent who breathed new life into yesterday’s Hiplife classics and today’s Afrobeat bangers. Social media blew up with excitement in the following days as The Compozers were elevated to a brand new level of exposure.

Following an extremely busy few months, Thursday 19th December was another platform for these exceptional young Ghanaian musicians to deliver, as they took to the stage for an intimate showcase wholly dedicated to those who have supported them so diligently so far.

It was impressive to behold the following that the Compozers have cultivated. To be able to draw such heaving numbers on a rainy weeknight, pushing the capacity of the venue to its limit and beyond, was an incredible feat. The Bernie Grant Arts Centre bustled with the bold and the beautiful of the young African community, who all bristled with anticipation as The Compozers prepared away from view.
unnamed

When they finally appeared, it was worth the wait. The Compozers exploded onto the scene and left their mark, parading through a cascade of slow jams & hip-hop tunes with effortless swagger. Throughout the night, they were supported by various performers such as afrobeat artist Chuks, the emotive acoustic guitarist Cameron & dance troupe Afrika – the free mic providing an ample breeding ground for up-and-coming talent.

This was the Compozers’ night however. They brought gargantuan energy and awesome vibe as the arena trembled with tunes which played to every emotion, taking the audience for a walk down memory lane and a spin through the chart-toppers of today. From Aaliyah’s Rock The Boat, to Lethal B’s Pow! (which was so good it almost damn-near caused a riot!), from Blackstreet to Drake, from the dance tunes which are ruling the chart to the afrobeat sounds they are renowned for, every rendition was pitch perfect, flawlessly formed for maximum impact.

The Compozers had even mastered a track from Beyoncé’s new album which had just been released exactly a week prior to the event! Amazing. The acoustic banter between David, bassist Nana & guitarist Ben was a sight to behold. Audience members couldn’t even stop themselves from showering Charlie the keyboardist with money notes during the rendition of Ciara’s Body Party, it was that good!

When the highly-anticipated Afrobeat set finally dropped as the grand finale of the night, the Compozers ensured every single soul in the building lost composure. The afrobeat playlist was relentless, every hit colossal in impact – and the Compozers’ prodigiously talented & popular drummer Stephen ensured that every beat forced even the dullest of bones to submit.
unnamed 2

The masterful Compozers had a trick up their sleeve which unfolded throughout the night – this night was one where the audience were the vocalists, co-stars, just as much a part of the show as the band themselves. The crowd swayed, and azonto’d, and sung every note – and they finally became one with The Compozers during the Afrobeat set, with the stage heaving with throngs of people skanking and dancing as hit after glorious hit were dropped with no mercy.

This was a night which surpassed all expectations; and the frightening thing is that The Compozers are only going to get better – the only way for these exceptional Black Stars is up! This runaway success of a showcase left every single person in attendance already anticipating the next time they will spend A Night With The Compozers.

Jermaine Bamfo @Dr_Jabz27

For excerpts of the night, check out the official Compozers Instagram at @compozers, and my own personal Instagram @jabz27. And for consensus from those who attended, check out on twitter the hashtag #anightwiththecompozers