Bola Music

Bola Volume 7 Coming April 2/3 Worldwide

Listen to the track “Abayetidu Ma” from the forthcoming Awesome Tapes From Africa release by Bola. He is a singer and instrumentalist from Bolgatanga, Ghana who has been putting out tape after tape of ridiculously energetic and thoughtful songs for the last few years. I almost died when I heard this Volume 7 tape for the first time. Bola’s intense Frafra-language vocals, along with his shredding kologo—a two-stringed lute—boosted by bass-heavy, angular keyboard melodies and dance floor-ready drums. I am fascinated by Bola’s take on a traditional instrument and musical style. Look out for this release in early April on LP/CD/MP3/limited edition cassette.

Bola “Abayetidu Ma” by awesometapesfromafrica



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January 13, 2012 at 11:17 pm

hellz yes

akwaaba musicreply
January 14, 2012 at 10:33 pm

FULL VIM! This sounds incredible dood.

January 16, 2012 at 5:05 pm

nice sounds nice post… tnx!!!

January 24, 2012 at 5:30 am

Glad to see you’re still here.

Kelly and the Smiskothequereply
January 24, 2012 at 10:47 am

Awesome! Can’t wait to hear the whole album :)

January 25, 2012 at 3:22 pm

this is my most beloved blog. i frequently hear and download the music.

i wonder how does the artists from africa feel about the reality of people all over the world listening, loving, and downloading their music, but not paying. i ask off course with all respect and love.

justin hunter scottreply
January 25, 2012 at 6:35 pm

hell yeah Bolga!

February 18, 2012 at 4:14 am

Wow! May be my favorite track posted here so far. Can’t wait for the full album!

Meyrick Kaminskireply
March 21, 2012 at 9:18 am

yes Brian… just came back from Ghana with a video CD of Bola’s music. 8 killer tracks, and each one a music video too!!!

March 28, 2012 at 10:42 am

By far one of the most intesting and soulful albums I’ve heard this year. Hearing it in sunny Glasgow, Scotland this album blew me away man! Fantastic

domou djolofreply
March 23, 2013 at 11:10 am

Hi everyone
Anyone got some Lemzo Diamono recorings?

May 16, 2014 at 10:57 pm

This guy is boss! Real frafra music from the far northern Ghanaian borderlands! You should check out a guy called Stevoo Atambire, he’s also a Frafra kologo (name of the lute instrument) musician like Bola, but he also has tons of pure swag.. check out “Baa Koya” on youtube, the editing work on it is uniquely African haha…

Lamin Fofana * First Simphony | Palm Winereply
August 5, 2014 at 7:11 pm

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