Fighting for African music and representing the nations, Koby Maxwell is definitely making a mark in the music industry. Soon-to-be known on a national and international scale, this gifted bass player, singer, lyricist and composer brings a unique music mix blended with a taste of Europe, a twist of America and a squeeze of Africa that’s all stirred up to create a colorful and powerful sound of Fusion.
The oldest of six children, this native-born Ghanaian is no foreigner to the United States.
Since arriving in the US ten years ago, Koby’s God-given musical gifts and abilities have ushered him into prominent places such as the Kennedy Center in the nation’s capital and the Radio City Music Hall in the Big Apple, New York City.
Additionally he has shared the stage with prestigious artists like Nancy Wilson, Chaka Khan and Dionne Warwick. In august of 2006, he performed at the Reggae on the River festival and shared the stage with Reggae superstar Sean Paul, Barrington Levy, Sanchez, Ziggy and Stephen Marley, Bunny Wailer and African musician Salif Keita and many more Recently, he also gained additional recognition as a key performer during Detroit’s 21st African World Festival. Yet, the beauty of Koby’s determination to remain true as an African artist is noteworthy and commendable. “Other countries have kept the authenticity of their music. My goal is to continue to maintain the authenticity of African music, but still incorporate the sounds of others.” he says.
And, incorporating he does! Koby’s distinguished sound of Fusion has enabled him to diversify his performances from charity groups in America, to Churches in Europe, Jazz festivals in the Bahamas and Ghanaian stages for celebrities.
His international credentials boast performances with Kojo Antwi, Hugh Masekela, Amayke Dede, Daddy Lumba, Ofori Amponsah and Toby Foyeh. Most notably is Koby’s membership with the famous, Sakra Band of Megastar, which took Ghana’s music to new heights. Koby’s versatility as an artist is vividly displayed on his first Gospel CD entitled: “Praise the Lord” and second album “Pepele” fame, flying with the Lord.
His current project includes his acting debut in the critically acclaimed Nollywood USA movie release "Paparazzi", the soundtrack "do it" is available for purchase and download at itunes
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