Wono (New LP)Koichi Sakai / Afla Sackey
Label: Olindo Records
Release Date: 3/13/2020
"Following a successful EP in 2019, featuring remixes from Osunlade & Pocz, Olindo Records are proud to present “Wono”, the debut collaborative album from Koichi Sakai & Afla Sackey. The album is a deep exploration of Koichi's love of both electronic and West African music, in close collaboration with Ghana-born master percussionist, singer, band leader, teacher and songwriter, Afla Sackey.
The album features 7 tracks ranging from the meditative Yamb, which features master Kora player Kadialy Kouyate, to the acid infused, slow house workout of Niege. Passing through a contemporary Highlife take on Suolo and a shorter version of the previously released Jingo.
The vinyl edition is mastered and cut by Frank Merritt at The Carvery to ensure optimal dancefloor vibes.
"Wono" means "It's Ours" in Ga. As in that which you desire, will be yours in time, even if you do not possess it now. So don’t rush brother, patience is a virtue."