SK Kakraba ( is a Ghanaian musician and a performer of the country's traditional music. He makes and performs gyils, a xylophone containing 14 suspended wooden slats stretched over calabash gourds containing resonators. He was taught to build the instruments using a rare wood known by the Lobi as neura. Kakraba explained: "It's a very hard process, because you have to get the wood from five different places, only found in Ghana’s forests
Gandayina - Xylophone Music Of Ghana (CD, Album). Kanbile (Solo And Ensemble Xylophone Music Of Ghana) (CD, Album).
Kakraba Lobi Daybreak (Ghana). Duration: 7:10 File type: mp3. Play online Download. Download Kakraba Lobi – Daybreak (Ghana). Kakraba Lobi with Valerie Dee Naranjo and Barry Olsen Mandela. Kakraba Lobi Xylophone Solo. Kakraba Lobi with Valerie Dee Naranjo and Barry Olsen A Bi Woni Bana Kaaba.
Label: Pentatonic Press – none Type: CD, Album Country: US Date of released: 19 Jan 2002 Category: Folk, World, & Country Style: African. Sk Kakraba Lobi - Gandayina - Xylophone Music Of Ghana MP3 archive.
Yonye by SK Kakraba, released 17 July 2015 1. Darifu 2. Darikpong 3. Benekpongbile 4. Worfa Pirible 5. Nuntari E-Pourfu 6. Darkuor 7. Pirifu YONYE is a collection of solo recordings made shortly after SK Kakraba's relocation to America. In his words: "The songs on this album are Lobi traditional music from Ghana, but they are recorded here in California. The album is called 'YONYE' because I have traveled and seen different life, different things. The music is traditional songs, reacting to what I have seen here.
Hailing from Lobi country in Upper West Region, Ghana, SK was a young and active member of the music community around Accra. We stayed in touch over the years, crossing paths again later when I returned to Ghana. Now he lives in LA (where I am currently based) and we’ve been hanging out and thought it would be cool to release a record.
SK Kakraba Lobi is a Master Xylophonist from Ghana, the son of Master Xlophonist Kakraba Lobi. SK is a Master of the Gyil, which means that he is both an instrument maker and a virtuoso performer. The Gyil is the Ghanaian Xylophone, and the primary instrument of the Lobi, Sisala, and Dagara people of Northern Ghana. It is constructed of 14 wooden slats suspended over calabash gourds that have been fitted with resonators. SK GIVES LESSONS AND BUILDS INSTRUMENTS! contact him: skakraba.
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