KENTE Reggae band, 35 years after the release of their reference, progressive Development plan album, is ready with a new collection of material called New song.
Produced by singer Fred Dred and released by RKMG in the UK, the songs from the new album are a tasty mix of beats tailored to appeal to a wide range of music lovers.
There’s Reggae, Highlife, Afro Club Beat, Ethno Pop, Dancehall and Party Roots. The songs have distinct messages touching on truth and fate, love and friendship, self-identity, education, life in the ghetto, and other relevant social issues.
Some of the tracks contained in the 12-track album are Do you remember me, free education, think of you and New song. The songs were recorded at Kpekpe Studio in Accra.
“There’s something on the album for everyone. I hope listening to the full album would be a wonderful experience for discerning music fans.
“Pre-release singles from the album are currently available online on all digital platforms,” said Fred Dred.
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Founded in 1987 by high school buddies, today the Kente Group has a network of artists, studios, music and television producers, promoters, web engineers, marketers and an army of fans who communicate regularly with the group, mainly online.
The purpose of this network is to promote the music and performances of Kente and all associated artists as well as the studios and various promotional merchandise including fashion and product branding.
The Development plan The debut album clearly captured the Kente philosophy of the need for African people to evolve their own sustainable development agendas that draw on their own history and culture.
Then came the keep moving album that called on all conscious people in the world to come together in one universal order of love.
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The Way of Jah The album represented a further step in the band’s direction, when for the first time they produced and released their own album on their own Sound Image label.
Ghana-based instrumentalists on the album include Dan Grahl (bass), Owura K (guitar) and Frank Arthur (keyboards).
“We have something to say, and we say it loud and clear. We are promoting a whole new lifestyle and will consider ourselves successful when people hear what we have to say,” said Fred Dred.
The Kente Band New song The release of the album is scheduled for early October.