UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: Yaw Amponsah, Bartholomew Komoah, and Bonnie McConnell: KEXP-FM radio interview and performance, 2008-2009 PDF
- Komoah, Bart; Amponsah, Yaw; McConnell, Bonnie
- UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: Yaw Amponsah, Bartholomew Komoah, and Bonnie McConnell: KEXP-FM radio interview and performance
- 2008-2009 (inclusive)20082009
- 2 optical media : EC - 1 compact disc (digital, stereo) and 1 DVD (color, digital, stereo); Duration: 00:57:25
- Collection Number
- Recordings of Bartholomew Komoah, University of Washington graduate student in Ethnomusicology, with other musicians.
- University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
- Access Restrictions
Access is restricted.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Yaw Amponsah is a master percussionist from Ghana, West Africa. A versatile player, Yaw can play many styles of music from Ghana including Highlife, Agbadja, and Kpanlogo. His specialty is the music of the multi-part percussion ensembles of the Ashanti people. These sets of drums and corresponding rhythms can be made up of eight or more independent percussion parts. He is the leader of Anokye Agofomma and a member of Manghis Khan quartet.
Bart Komoah graduated with an M.A. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Washington in 2010.
Bonnie McConnell is a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology at the University of Washington. Her dissertation focuses on music and health in The Gambia, bringing together perspectives from medical ethnomusicology, global health and development, and performance theory.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
2012-2.1 - Live broadcast from KEXP-FM radio, Seattle, 5-1-2009; interview of Bartholomew Komoah by Jon Kertzer, host of "The Best Ambiance" and performance of Bawaa music by B. Komoah with Bonnie McConnell on gyil (xylophone)(including "Zoronifa" and "Old Man Dance") (Duration = 15:47)
2012-2.2 (DVD) - Performance by Bartholomew Komoah, Yaw Amponsah, and other musicians at Hidmo Eritrean Restaurant, Seattle, 12-7-2008; performance of "Akantam," "Bawaa," "Yanyankole," "Sisala dance," and "Kete" (Duration = 41:38)
Compact disc copy of KEXP-FM broadcast provided to Archives by Jon Kertzer and copied to digital file 1/24/2012 (44.1 kHz/16-bit); DVD copy of Hidmo recording provided to Archives by Bartholomew Komoah and copied to digital file 1/27/2012.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
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- Geographical Names :
- West Africa