Sweet Talks – The Kusum Beat

Sweet Talks were amongst the top five most popular bands in Ghana during the 1970s having recorded a string of hit albums. The Kusum Beat was originally released in 1976 and became a household favourite with heavy emphasis on the ‘Afro’ through its traditional rhythms and motifs, blended together into a modern mix that combined Highlife, Funk and Afrobeat. It is far from typical of their trademark sound, but shows just how versatile an outfit they were – able to turn their hands to any one of a number of styles. A great reminder of how open-minded, experimental and curious the music scene in Ghana was in the first half of the 1970s.

Sweet Talks – The Kusum Beat; Philips, 1976

Sweet Talks - The Kusum Beat

Sweet Talks

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