Alhaji K. Frimpong — Kyenkyen Bi Adi Mawu


Kyenkyen Bi Adi Mawu
Yaw Barima
Susu Ne Wonka

Baabi Obi Awuo
Afei Nkyere Ba
Obi Nim
Koforidua Nsuo

I was introduced to this tape by a certain Aaron K. Snyder, of the band The Assdroids. I later went to Ghana and bought myself a copy. There have been tracks from this album posted here in the past, but I am finally throwing up the complete recording. There are many Alhaji K. Frimpong CDs available commercially. Please buy them.

29 responses to “Alhaji K. Frimpong — Kyenkyen Bi Adi Mawu”

  1. thudlike says:

    Video footage of Alhaji K. Frimpong remixed version of “Kyenkyen bi edi me ewu”

    Audio quality not great.

    Thanks for the Frimpong fix and this great site.

  2. Ian says:

    thanks so much to the expanded post!

  3. Arne says:

    Absolutely stunning cassette! Thanks for sharing this amazing music.

  4. jeanluc says:

    Hey, surprise. I love taht first tune. I know from a dutch radio programm, more then 15 ago…

  5. Andreas says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    For this blog and especially for this post.

    Keep up this brilliant work

    Greetings from Germany

  6. DJ Carlito says:

    I played a track from this post tonight on my radio show, “If Music Could Talk” on WRIR… check the podcast link on my blog
    big shout out to brooklyn!
    Dj C

  7. thursdayborn says:

    carlito that’s awesome, much respect.

  8. thursdayborn says:

    thanks everyone for the nice comments!

  9. Scott says:

    yes, thank you very much for providing the whole cassette. very awesome! and of course, your blog is without compare…

  10. dj bwana says:

    Hey man!
    A big thank you for this superb tracks! I am looking for any K. Frimpong tunes available – fell under his spell from the tracks in “Ghana Soundz” vol. 1 & 2. Keep up this awsome work – Iraklis from Athens

  11. felix says:


    thanks for all your work

  12. chief super delay says:

    i can’t get these to download. I’ve tried a few times on different days and I keep getting timeout messages. Any help? I love Frimpong and would appreciate any more tapes you have as well. Much love

  13. moloch666 says:

    some tracks work (A2, A4) and the others dont. Is it possible to update download of the cassette one more time?
    thanks for all

  14. Anonymous says:

    Hello, yes, There are problems with most of these files, could you please re-upload them? I’ve been looking for this song for years, I had a tape of it but lost it. It is in fact simply amazing, and I was glad to find out that I’m not the only one who loves it. Thanks a lot for sharing this. May Frimpong R.I.P.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Anybody know who Frimpong’s drummer is on this? Fucking amazing.

  16. Quadzo says:

    I don’t know his real name but his knick name was kwaku kung fu on the album.He played for vis a vis as well.

  17. Jens says:

    Thanks for sharing this great music!!! Most of the bloggers out there that actually have this music hoard it all to themselves which just sucks since it’s so hard to find this material. Thanks for not being one of the hoarders. You rule.

  18. ledenn says:

    Thanks. This is truly amazing and great stuff. Thanks for Frimpong and this incredible drummer kwaku kung fu.

  19. reservatory says:

    I dunno if I can compete with all the great deals listed above, but THANKS for this one. Hot stuff!

  20. Al Greer says:

    Hi Brian,

    A couple of weeks ago I was in a small tape shop in Ho, Volta Region, Ghana, and I saw this tape! There were hundreds of tapes in the shop, and this was the only one I recognised. It made me smile. It’s partly due to music blogs like you that I went to Ghana in the first place. Thanks!


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  22. outrenoir says:

    Mensu and Susu Ne Wonka seem to be down here

    thanks again for posting these/ getting onto reupload requests and putting up with all this crazy spam… :)

  23. thursdayborn says:

    hey thanks! i fixed those song links….

  24. outrenoir says:

    Kwaku Kung Fu should be a household name and/or sampled a whole bunch. GREAT tape, Mensu weirdly made me think of those old Yardbirds-style rave-ups…

    Cheers for reups, no doubt I’ll be pestering you more as I’m working my way back through :P

  25. Anonymous says:

    now it’s confirmed…A.T.f.A is the best afro-music education site, period. any questions? we though so.

    thanks for such great post.

  26. arsi says:

    skateboarding footage from west africa with k. frimpong´s music:


  27. David says:

    Thanks for this one. I’m not really a fan of the synth pop period, but somehow this one grabbed me despite the keyboards & I guess that’s a sign of quality! Great stuff, thank you.

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  29. Abubonsrah says:

    I want to download the song

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