Hewala Sounds was a featured inaugural music performance as part of Global Ghana Inaguration, the second edition of The Africa Institute’s annual country-focused season presented by The Africa Institute, Sharjah.

Hewale Sounds is an ensemble that specialises in playing neotraditional music, including their own renditions of Ghanaian highlife, Afrobeat and American jazz songs.  They regularly perform to highly enthusiastic audiences in Ghana and have played at major arts festivals in Europe, the United States, and across Africa.

Currently based at the W.E.B. Du Bois Centre in Accra, the group has been experimenting with a vigorous blend of jazz and diverse traditional Ghanaian rhythms, which they have dubbed Hi-Jazz. The group continues to evolve through collaboration and influences from around the globe.

Hewala Sounds consists of Ruth Ama Williams (Singer), Caleb Osei Waree (Guitar and Bell), Charles Kwame Konu (Lead Percussionist), Emmanuel Ohene (Bell Maracas and Vocal), Evans Aduful (Guitarist), Henry Holdbrook-Smith (Lead Vocalist), Yaw Dela Botri (Bambino Flute & Vocals), Prince Gyasi (Gome Drum).

Browse through our photo and video sections for performance highlights

Hewala Sounds was a featured inaugural music performance as part of Global Ghana Inaguration, the second edition of The Africa Institute’s annual country-focused season presented by The Africa Institute, Sharjah.

Hewala Sounds was a featured inaugural music performance as part of Global Ghana Inaguration, the second edition of The Africa Institute’s annual country-focused season presented by The Africa Institute, Sharjah.

Hewale Sounds is an ensemble that specialises in playing neotraditional music, including their own renditions of Ghanaian highlife, Afrobeat and American jazz songs.  They regularly perform to highly enthusiastic audiences in Ghana and have played at major arts festivals in Europe, the United States, and across Africa.

Currently based at the W.E.B. Du Bois Centre in Accra, the group has been experimenting with a vigorous blend of jazz and diverse traditional Ghanaian rhythms, which they have dubbed Hi-Jazz. The group continues to evolve through collaboration and influences from around the globe.

Hewala Sounds consists of Ruth Ama Williams (Singer), Caleb Osei Waree (Guitar and Bell), Charles Kwame Konu (Lead Percussionist), Emmanuel Ohene (Bell Maracas and Vocal), Evans Aduful (Guitarist), Henry Holdbrook-Smith (Lead Vocalist), Yaw Dela Botri (Bambino Flute & Vocals), Prince Gyasi (Gome Drum).

Browse through our photo and video sections for performance highlights

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