Music of Tue, 27 Aug 20138
Femi Kuti to headline Kasapreko African Legends Night 2013
Patrons of music of African origin can start the countdown again, as proud organizers of the Alomo Bitters African Legends Night, Kasapreko Company Limited and Global Media Alliance, have announced Jazz and Afro beat living legend, Femi Kuti, as the headliner of the highly anticipated 3rd edition of the concert slated for September 28 at the Banquet Hall of the State House, Accra.
Destined to be a night full of glamour, this year’s edition will also feature an incredible lineup of homegrown veteran highlife artistes including, Amakye Dede, George Darko, and Ofie Kudjoe.
The artists billed for the concert have promised organizers; sponsors and patrons of the concert vibrant performances which would make them yearn for more.
Clarence Amenyah, Marketing Manager of Kasapreko Company Limited, title sponsor of the concert commented that; “Kasapreko lead by its flagship brand Alomo Bitters is proud to be associated with this event.
Music is one of the platforms Alomo Bitters is positioned to connect with its target consumers both young and old. It is our pleasure to once again partner with Global Media Alliance after two years of successfully organizing the Alomo Bitters African Legends Night concerts. Renowned musicians such as Huge Masakela, Fela Kuti, Ben Brako, Amakye Dede, just to mention a few, have over the years produced rich and authentic music that has entertained Ghanaians and other nationals both home and abroad.
The authenticity in their work is something that can be related to Alomo Bitters to deliver the maximum satisfaction to our consumers. Highlife music is a part of Ghanaian heritage and must be celebrated by both young and old every day and everywhere.”
On his part Mr. Edward Boateng, Executive Chairman of Global Media Alliance added that, “Celebrating the originality of Africa with music from our roots is the passion of Global Media Alliance. We are proud to say that the Alomo Bitters African Legends Night is now a brand that lives in the hearts and on the minds of many who believe in the rich culture and heritage of African Music. We are thankful to our partners over the years for organizing this hallmark concert. We are motivated to hit and even surpass the mark this year with such an incredible line-up of artistes.”
Known in real life as Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti, the maestro has won the hearts of many with elaborative performances at mega shows over the years. The 51 year old multi-instrumentalist currently holds 3 Grammy Awards nominations to his credit.
For the past 2 years, the Alomo Bitters African Legends Night has celebrated musical icons from the continent and carved an event niche catered to the middle-aged and the young who have a soft spot for local African music.
Notable performers have included South Africa’s legend and first headliner of the concert, Hugh Masekela, Ghanaian ace Saxophonist Steve Bedi, Ben Brako, among others and a blend of artistes across Africa.
Every year, the Alomo Bitters African Legends Night houses and entertains 1,000s of fans with soothing, exciting, danceable African tunes.
This year’s event will be hosted by Ghana’s very own satirist KSM.