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Alhaji K. Frimpong — Kyenkyen Bi Adi Mawu

I was introduced to this tape by a certain Aaron K. Snyder, of the band The Assdroids. I later went to Ghana and bought myself a copy. There have been tracks from this album posted here in the past, but I am finally throwing up the complete recording. There are many Alhaji K. Frimpong CDs available commercially. Please buy them.


Kyenkyen Bi Adi Mawu
Yaw Barima
Susu Ne Wonka


Baabi Obi Awuo
Afei Nkyere Ba
Obi Nim
Koforidua Nsuo


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

June 11, 2007 at 5:54 pm

Video footage of Alhaji K. Frimpong remixed version of “Kyenkyen bi edi me ewu”
Audio quality not great.

Thanks for the Frimpong fix and this great site.

June 12, 2007 at 1:04 am

thanks so much to the expanded post!

June 13, 2007 at 12:54 pm

Absolutely stunning cassette! Thanks for sharing this amazing music.

June 13, 2007 at 9:04 pm

Hey, surprise. I love taht first tune. I know from a dutch radio programm, more then 15 ago…

June 15, 2007 at 7:58 am

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
For this blog and especially for this post.

Keep up this brilliant work

Greetings from Germany

DJ Carlitoreply
July 9, 2007 at 7:27 am

I played a track from this post tonight on my radio show, “If Music Could Talk” on WRIR… check the podcast link on my blog
big shout out to brooklyn!
Dj C

July 11, 2007 at 2:00 pm

carlito that’s awesome, much respect.

July 11, 2007 at 2:02 pm

thanks everyone for the nice comments!

July 25, 2007 at 7:04 pm

yes, thank you very much for providing the whole cassette. very awesome! and of course, your blog is without compare…

dj bwanareply
September 2, 2007 at 2:49 pm

Hey man!
A big thank you for this superb tracks! I am looking for any K. Frimpong tunes available – fell under his spell from the tracks in “Ghana Soundz” vol. 1 & 2. Keep up this awsome work – Iraklis from Athens

November 12, 2008 at 9:24 pm


thanks for all your work

chief super delayreply
December 24, 2008 at 12:45 am

i can’t get these to download. I’ve tried a few times on different days and I keep getting timeout messages. Any help? I love Frimpong and would appreciate any more tapes you have as well. Much love

January 30, 2009 at 12:55 pm

some tracks work (A2, A4) and the others dont. Is it possible to update download of the cassette one more time?
thanks for all

February 22, 2009 at 2:27 am

Hello, yes, There are problems with most of these files, could you please re-upload them? I’ve been looking for this song for years, I had a tape of it but lost it. It is in fact simply amazing, and I was glad to find out that I’m not the only one who loves it. Thanks a lot for sharing this. May Frimpong R.I.P.

April 25, 2009 at 10:59 pm

Anybody know who Frimpong’s drummer is on this? Fucking amazing.

July 17, 2009 at 8:30 pm

I don’t know his real name but his knick name was kwaku kung fu on the album.He played for vis a vis as well.

February 16, 2010 at 2:52 am

Thanks for sharing this great music!!! Most of the bloggers out there that actually have this music hoard it all to themselves which just sucks since it’s so hard to find this material. Thanks for not being one of the hoarders. You rule.

March 31, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Thanks. This is truly amazing and great stuff. Thanks for Frimpong and this incredible drummer kwaku kung fu.

July 29, 2010 at 9:00 am

I dunno if I can compete with all the great deals listed above, but THANKS for this one. Hot stuff!

Al Greerreply
August 26, 2010 at 5:49 pm

Hi Brian,

A couple of weeks ago I was in a small tape shop in Ho, Volta Region, Ghana, and I saw this tape! There were hundreds of tapes in the shop, and this was the only one I recognised. It made me smile. It’s partly due to music blogs like you that I went to Ghana in the first place. Thanks!


October 9, 2010 at 2:29 pm


July 16, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Mensu and Susu Ne Wonka seem to be down here

thanks again for posting these/ getting onto reupload requests and putting up with all this crazy spam… :)

July 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm

hey thanks! i fixed those song links….

July 26, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Kwaku Kung Fu should be a household name and/or sampled a whole bunch. GREAT tape, Mensu weirdly made me think of those old Yardbirds-style rave-ups…

Cheers for reups, no doubt I’ll be pestering you more as I’m working my way back through :P

July 30, 2011 at 9:21 pm

now it’s confirmed…A.T.f.A is the best afro-music education site, period. any questions? we though so.

thanks for such great post.

June 24, 2012 at 7:31 pm

skateboarding footage from west africa with k. frimpong´s music:


January 19, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Thanks for this one. I’m not really a fan of the synth pop period, but somehow this one grabbed me despite the keyboards & I guess that’s a sign of quality! Great stuff, thank you.

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August 7, 2016 at 8:39 pm

I want to download the song

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March 8, 2020 at 12:50 pm

I like alhaji k frimpong

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