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Hedzoleh Soundz

Located in Accra, Ghana, Hedzoleh Soundz had been the initial resident group at Faisal Helwani’s legendary nightclub, The Napoleon, during 1973. Hedzoleh (this means Independence in the Ga vocabulary) comprised Nii Poumah (flute/congas/vocals), Okyerema Asante (percussion/vocals), Stanley Kwesi Todd (bass/vocals), Adam Kwaku Morton (congas/vocals), Samuel Nortey (percussion/vocals), and Acheampong Welbeck (drums) plus they performed a roots-rich fusion of highlife and rock and roll musics. Hedzoleh also proved helpful as Hugh Masekela’s support group through the mid-70s. Carrying out a extended American tour with Masekela, the group divide during a extremely public argument using the trumpeter over cash.

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