Florence Adooni

Florence Adooni
Gospel
Highlife
Cosmopolite Scene
Saturday 1. June 2024
The doors open at 20:00
Concert starts at 21:00
Venue
Cosmopolite
Ticket price
320/270,- +avg
Age limit
18 years with valid ID
Seats
Unnumbered
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Florence Adooni

The Queen of Frafra Gospel, Florence Adooni, merges the original frafra gospel with highlife music!

"Percussion, polyrhythms, synthesizers, horns, and a psychedelic funk guitar provide a tempo and a mood to the songs. Combined with her gospel voice, and you are in heaven." – Pan African Music

Adooni comes from the frafra people from northeastern Ghana. The young and up-and-coming singer was born and raised in Kumasi, where the Ashanti people reside, a city that is the epicenter of highlife music! Adooni utilizes the best highlife musicians from Kumasi.

The song "Naba Aferda" is a tribute to the chief of Zuarungu, Adooni's birthplace, which is also the birthplace of Christy Azuma, the very first international frafra star! Christy is a great inspiration for Adooni, who is proud to come from a village with a talented population.

Frafra gospel is sung by people sitting on church benches surrounded by goats and sheep, and Adooni incorporates gospel hymns that are sung during Sunday service. The song "Yinne" means the creator and is one of the songs sung at the services. The divine rhythm tends to create a collective ecstasy in the congregation!

Line up:

Florence Adooni – vocals
Kofi Nkansah-Boakye – bass
Emmanuel Boakye – drums
Benjamin Yaw Abankroh – guitar
Kwaku Yaw Abankroh – saxophone
Eunice Yenbeyyenbila – vocals
Emmanuel Opoku – trumpet
Bright Osei Owusu – keyboard