"AKWAABA" in the Ghanaian language means welcome, and this reflects the openness of the music and dance performed by this group because it embraces and fuses it's unique style with other traditional styles and forms from other parts of Africa and the Caribbean. The Group was formed in 1983, and has had very impressive and successful tours in Europe and in America. Akwaaba is since 1986 based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and it still parades the best drummers and dancers from Ghana. The group is led by multi-instrumentalist Gilbert Amartey Amar who is best known in entertainment circles as Chi-kin-chee. As a bass guitarist, Chi-kin-chee has played with world class intermational musicians such as Mick fleetwood of Fleetwood Mack, recorded with musician and producer Brian Eno and toured with American soul and ballad singer Luther Vandross. Akwaaba is a uniquely intercultural group which has been contributing towards the development of a vibrant multi-cultural art from the Netherlands and the rest of Europe through their music and dance. The group is available to perform at a variety of events around the world with original dance styles, acts and tunes, some of which feature on their CD "Let's do the highlife", "Che-che-Kule" and "Mind your business" it is dedicated to promoting and encouraging intercultural understanding, appreciation and love through their performances.

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