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The La Drivers Union Por Por Group

Comprised of several Ghanaian minibus (trotro) drivers through the La region of Accra, Ghana, the La Drivers Union Por Por Group officially shaped in 1968. Por Por, for the uninitiated, may be the traditional honk horn music performed by trotro motorists throughout Ghana, a genre that wasn’t perfectly known beyond Ghana before early 2000s when musician Nii Noi Nortey were able to grab the eye of musicologist Steven Feld. Primarily released to the La Motorists Union by his friend Nii Yemo Nunu in 2002, Nortey got gigged using the music group at different trotro channels and hotels for a couple years before presenting the group to Feld. The musicologist helped them record three paths, that have been released on ENOUGH TIME of Bells, Vol. 3: Musical Bells of Accra (a compilation released by VoxLox in 2005). 2 yrs later on, the La Motorists Union released their 1st full-length on Smithsonian Folkways, the aptly entitled Por Por: Honk Horn Music of Ghana. It had been a significant debut for both La Motorists Union as well as for Por Por itself.

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