WELCOME TO BALCONYTV DELHI
PRESENTED BY RISHI MAJUMDER
Osei Korankye has been playing the Seprewa, a rare instrument from the deserts of Africa and Ghana since the age of twelve and was taught by his grandfather. He is recognised as a seprewa virtuoso and is currently a lecturer at the International Centre For African Music and Dance at the University of Ghana.
Aaron Bebe Sukura was born in 1970 in the village of Tanchara in the Upper West Region of Ghana. Local legend has it that he would trace the sound of the gyil, the wooden xylophone played in this area of West Africa , to wherever it was being played. Even before he could walk, Aaron would crawl and climb to the xylophone anytime his father was playing, often holding the mallets together with his father as he played. At his grandfather's funeral someone told his mother that Aaron would be a great xylophonist one day, and that predication has been realized, for today Aaron is a multi-talented instrumentalist.
BTV Delhi chatted them up at a conference and suggested they play something new together. The result is an improvisational take on one of their own tunes.
An Oijo! Production
Guest Cinematographer - Vidura Jang Bahadur
Sound - Raghav Suthaud
Interns - Chetan Motiwaras and Shiny Saha