KonKoma have released their self-titled debut album on Soundway Records today. Rooted in 1970s Ghana, the group was produced and formulated by saxophonist Max Grunhard and producer Ben Lamdin (Nostalgia 77). The idea was to create a band around two highly esteemed Ghanaian musicians – Alfred Bannerman and Emmanuel Rentzos.
The album is a blend of Afro-funk, jazz, soul and traditional African rhythms. KonKoma will also be supporting Ondatrópica at the Hackney Empire on July 20th.
Watch the album teaser here:
14/07 – Hard Rock Calling, Hyde Park, London
19/07 – Soundway Takeover @ Rough Trade East, London
20/07 – The Hackney Empire, London