Ashanti African Roots

Ashanti African Roots

Ashanti is an ancient kingdom in Africa, the pre-colonial ancestor to the country of Ghana. In 1995 Michael Opoku, lead singer and bandleader of Ashanti African Roots, brought his West African rhythms & personality to the state of Nebraska (of all places). In the process he discovered a diverse and receptive collection of skilled musicians, ready to bring a fresh sound to the plains and beyond!

Ashanti African Roots takes elements of Afro-pop and reggae, fuses it with blues, jazz, funk, and american soul - arriving at something familiar,... more