Ever since Kwan Pa, the palm wine music group burst onto the Ghanaian entertainment landscape, they have grown and become bigger and more popular.
During the Christmas season, their rendition of popular Christmas carols in the highlife vein of palm wine was popular and aired on many radio stations across the country.
For a few years now, their name has been synonymous with Christmas, as they have their own ways of making the carols sound better and more clearly.
Founded a few years ago, they have struggled to break through and gain acceptance, but now Kwan Pa is a multi-award winning band.
Now, with the knowledgeable backing of Wahala Entertainment, Kwan Pa is a household name and everyone wants to have a piece of their delicious and fantastic sound.
They are the group that can spice up your party, wedding, outdoor outings, and even your funeral as they are capable of making the sad ones very happy.
The four-man group believe in the claim that Africa has a very rich musical culture that is worth showing off to the world.
The all-male group started with five members of the Presbyterian Church in Ghana, but one had to drop out due to his schedule.
The other four are Frederick Agbexoasi Minamor (drums and kpanlogo vocals), Kojo Baah Isaac (shekere, dawuta and vocals), Bismark Kwabena Safo (gome and vocals) and frontman Andrew Nkansah Asah (guitar and vocals) – all Presbyterian instrumentalists Church, Congregation Ebenezer, Mamprobi, Accra.
Dynamic young men who sing and play with instruments such as Seperewa (harp-lute), Frikyiwa (castanets), Dawuta (twin bell), Shekere (big rattle), Gome (square bass drum), Kpanlogo drums and guitar acoustics are a pleasure to watch.
They are a resident group at Zen Garden and entertain guests and patrons every Tuesday and on special occasions.
Kwan Pa created a new trend and made it his own genre, a mix of Ghanaian and Western elements infused into music.
Their first is ‘Felix Cannot Dance’, which was produced by Wahala Entertainment. The song also featured ‘Di Asa’ winners and superstar bloggers Emmanuel Appiah and Samuel Appiah who also shot the video playing the role of Felix.
The song is a completely different local interpretation of the famous “Feliz Navida” Christmas carol.
Wahala Entertainment put Kwan Pa on a different pedestal and they released albums including ‘Music from Africa’.
Kwan Pa believes in the assertion that Africa has a very rich musical culture which is worth showing off to the world. We believe that African music is never outdated or perhaps irrelevant as some may perceive.
Never miss an opportunity to watch them play, and it can be done every Tuesday at Zen Garden de Labone in Accra.