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Koo Nimo

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Koo Nimo is a full time income star from Ghana, using multiple types of traditional music, in addition to songs, informed by American affects. Nimo (also called Daniel Amponsah, from his times in London) was raised within the royal category of Ghana (his sister wedded the ruler), where he discovered to try out the traditional crimson and dark kete drums from the royal ensembles. By enough time he was 19, he was teaching drumming, electric guitar, and brass music group music in his indigenous community of Foase. Whilst in London thereafter on the chemistry scholarship or grant, he had taken formal education in acoustic guitar. After time for Ghana, he got a posture as chief lab technician within the chemistry division of the College or university of Technology and Technology in Kumasi (where he retired in 1998). He continued to be a dynamic musician during this time period and was the top of the Music artists Union. In 1957, he shaped the Ghanaian origins ensemble Adadam Agofomma, which received substantial acclaim. Combined with the kete drumming he discovered in his youngsters, he became a virtuoso within the palmwine acoustic guitar design, a complicated design of two-finger selecting. It really is this palmwine design for which he could be most well-known. His playing can be influenced seriously by brass music group highlife (a youthful phenomenon in metropolitan Africa), American giants such as for example Charlie Christian, in addition to Spanish acoustic guitar styles. He’s probably one of the most well known performers in African music, though he ignores the Afro-beat design. He was the very first Ghanaian release a a Compact disc, Osabarima. He offers received the Grand Medal for Life time Assistance to Ghana, and large acclaim world-wide, playing in European countries, Africa, and America (Lincoln Middle in 1988). He’s currently holding a posture as Visiting Designer in Residence in the College or university of Washington’s ethnomusicology division.

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Full Name Koo Nimo
Profession Film Score Composer
Nationality Ghanaian
Music Songs Efie Ne Fie, Medley: Anansi Song Story/Bear, What is the Matter With You?/Hornbill, Old Man Plants A Coconut Tree, Praise Song For Otumfuo Osei Tutu 2nd, See Wo Nom Me, Yaa Amponsah, Integrity, Osabarima, Owusuwaa, Medley: Nation Building/Adampa, Yaree Ye Ya, Adowa Palm-Wine Set: You Will Be Overtaken By Events/Listen, Listen And Listen Again, Life Is What You Make It, Odo Akosomo, Odonson, Dagomba, Aburokyire Abrabo, Onipa Behwe Yie, Dabre Obia Awuo, Naa Densua, Akora Dua Kube, Akosua Som Bi, Otuo Akyeampong, Owusu Se M'amma, Pay Me, Me Papa Wo Hen Ni, Fontomfrom Drums, Fine Fine Woman, Kakra Kakra, Ankwanobie, Onye Nyame Nipa, Time Is Awasting
Albums Highlife Roots Revival, Osabarima
Movies Kwaku Ananse, The Destiny of Lesser Animals


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Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sinking Sands 2011
Farewell Old Lady 2004 Documentary short
Wonders of the African World with Henry Louis Gates Jr. 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

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The Destiny of Lesser Animals 2011 composer: original songs / music consultant
Chronicles of Odumkrom: The Headmaster 2015 composer: additional music
Kwaku Ananse 2013 Short soundtrack

Actor

Actor

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Kwaku Ananse 2013 Short Kwaku Ananse

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Thanks

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Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations 2007 TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

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Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations 2007 TV Series documentary Himself

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