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Okyerema Asante – biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroGhanaian musician
Is Musician 
From Ghana 
Type Music 
Gendermale

Okyerema Asante is a master drummer from Ghana, famous for performing all parts of a traditional five-person drum group by himself. He attaches percussion instruments to various parts of his body and simultaneously plays drums, a balafon, and many other instruments. He has as many as 85 instruments in one performance. Coming from a family of drummers, Asante is an expert of traditional Ghanaian talking drums.
Asante is also known for playing with Paul Simon on his Graceland album.

Albums

  • Ohene Kesee A Ebin
  • Crabs in a Bucket
  • Bringing The Flame Home: From Havana to Africa (with Benito Gonzalez).