Adjiri Odametey has a voice that you just want to keep on listening to; his warm tones and rich textured harmonies enchant you into his delightful fusion of folk, roots and blues.
The latest album from the Ghanian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is mostly an acoustic affair with a host of traditional African instruments on display.
Each song on this inviting album reveals Adjiri’s flair; the soaring guitar riffs on “Ghana Groove”, and the slick solo on “I Love You” really stand out.
There’s a hypnotic, gentle lullaby rhythm of the Mbira on “Nyon”, and in contrast, the playful “Me and You” has afro-pop elements, as “Mashebo” leans towards a more traditional West African style leading with the Balafon.
And at the centrepiece – the title track Ekonklo – the virtuoso kora instrumental is sublime, yet, it’s Adjiri’s smooth engaging vocals that fold into the other songs that make this pleasurable album even more irresistible.