Ghana’s biggest music export to the globe, Wiyaala, has been featured on ‘Brand New Day’, a single off the just released album of one of Europe’s most dynamic music group, the Zongo Brigade.
Featuring Zongo’s trademark horn arrangements and tight grooves, the song is an uplifting celebration of life, enjoying each moment and not getting stuck in the past.
The Sissala (Wiyaala’s language) parts of the song translate to:
It’s brand new day! We’re excited If you’re excited Get up and dance with us! Dance, dance, dance!
Long time Zongo member Franz Von comes in storming with his unique mix of Midlands/ Jamaican patois.
Founded by K.O.G (Kweku of Ghana) in 2015, the Zongo Brigade have been smashing festivals and clubs all over Europe, with some massive shows under their belt including Glastonbury West Holts, WOMAD, Fusion and major festivals in Spain, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Malta.
Their first full album was released on French label Heavenly Sweetness in April 2019, receiving solid support from BBC Radio 4, Radio 6, Worldwide FM, Radio Nova and the international blogging community.