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Guy Warren

perc, 1923-2008 GH, Accra
Musician of World, Jazz and Folk
A.k.a. Warren Gamaliel Kpakpo Akwei Odinga "Guy" Warren

Guy Warren of Ghana, also known as Kofi Ghanaba (4 May 1923 – 22 December 2008), was a Ghanaian musician, best known as the inventor of Afro-jazz — "the reuniting of African-American jazz with its African roots" — and as a member of The Tempos, alongside E. T. Mensah. He also inspired musicians such as Fela Kuti. Warren's virtuosity on the African drums earned him the appellation "The Divine Drummer". He also worked at diffrent stages of his life as a journalist, DJ and broadcaster.

     
Instruments
  • Percussion
  • Flute
  • Drums
  • Vocals
  • Congas
Genres
  • World
  • Jazz
  • Folk
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Talking Drums on Kpm 1000 Series: Native Africa 1 by Guy Warren
Watusi Drums on Kpm 1000 Series: Native Africa 1 by Guy Warren
One World on The Divine Drummer by Guy Warren
Dancing Drums on Kpm 1000 Series: Native Africa 1 by Guy Warren
African Drums on Kpm 1000 Series: Native Africa 1 by Guy Warren
Gyil Solo on Kpm 1000 Series: Native Africa 2 by Guy Warren
Freedom Dance on The Divine Drummer by Guy Warren
Dance for a Chief on Kpm 1000 Series: Native Africa 1 by Guy Warren
Funeral Drums on Kpm 1000 Series: Native Africa 1 by Guy Warren
African Suspense (III) - Alternative Version on Kpm 1000 Series: Native Africa 1 by Guy Warren

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Band Members
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
The African Soundz Of Guy Warren Of GhanaGuy Warren1972Album
Afro-JazzGuy Warren1969Album
Native AfricaGuy Warren1969Album
Native AfricaGuy Warren1969Album
Emergent DrumsGuy Warren1964Album
African Rhythms: The Exciting Soundz Of Guy Warren And His Talking DrumGuy Warren1962Album
Monkies And Butterflies / An African's PrayerGuy Warren With Red Saunders & His Orchestra Under Direction Of Gene Esposito1957Single
Africa SpeaksGuy Warren with Red Saunders & His Orchestra1957Single
Africa Speaks America AnswersGuy Warren With Red Saunders & His Orchestra1956Album
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