The reggae/dancehall musician is getting plaudits for his performance on ‘Sobolo’ – a sip of organic Ghanaian music eulogy.
The five-minute highlife piece, recorded live, is a love song which features The Bhim Band.
At the opening of the song, Stonebwoy’s trait as a dangerous vocal percussionist is evident. His first tone were the usual non-lexical vocables that became famous in most of his live shows. Remarkably intriguing yet nonsensical vocals that fluffed intentionally to showcase the vocal instrument of the fine Ghanaian award-winning performer.
The band was in control. The Bhim Band has tested this particular concept before and nailing it this time with sobolo was an understatement. A music well recorded live!
For a few strands, it felt like a pre-colonial top palmwine band ensemble, and for an urban Afro dancehall singer, that’s a crazy vocal achievement.
“Sweet sweet highlife music from the coast of Ghana. Highlife music is the originator, the origination and the foundation of the afrobeats music we have today. This one is taken from the classical archives of the great one Dr Paa Bobo,” he sang.
Here are some reactions:
— Kumasi Sarkodie???????? (@eugenesarkcess) February 15, 2020
— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) February 15, 2020
— My blood is BHIM (@freddymawuli) February 15, 2020
I can’t stop listening to this Sobolo track @stonebwoyb this tune is mad
— Drochase (@drochase) February 17, 2020
— dawuroGH (@dawuroGH) February 17, 2020
— Alfred Randy (@Fredo_Randy) February 15, 2020
You see the way Stonebwoy gave a small picture about the kind of genre the #Sobolo song is, and how he gave credit to Dr Paa Bobo the original owner of some of the lyrics he sampled? now that’s greatness and RESPECT!!!!!!!!! @stonebwoyb bigs ups to u man
— KwabenaBhim ???????? (@akoto_amoako) February 15, 2020
— i am a poet ???? (@KShelta) February 15, 2020
It took me a lng time to understand what @stonebwoyb meant when he said he and sark with shatta are to protectd. I always wondered how I could understand him from his point of view and trust you me I’ve understood it clearly now and it’s time industry players get it too #sobolo
— SonOfaMafia???? (@Sonofamafia) February 15, 2020
— Selflessly Rich (@elorm_sylvanus) February 15, 2020
As of now I don’t know the kind genre @stonebwoyb no fit do at all. He go fit ragga, do afrobeat, dancehall, rap kraa he fit rap small and Sansu do highlife on top. The talent God take dash am Simple! ???????????????? The #sobolo live version just dey bost my mind ????
— HomeAlone???? (@Kevlar__Gh) February 15, 2020