VGMA should empower our Traditional Music genres, they best define the Ghanaian Sound – Maweta

VGMA should empower our Traditional Music genres, they best define the Ghanaian Sound – Maweta

Every year after the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, there’s always banter back and forth from diverse corners as to how things should have been done. 

This year was not an exception even though many are largely satisfied with the outcome.

Veteran Traditional Musician, Israel Maweta, has chided VGMA, Ghana’s prestigious award scheme to pay attention to Traditional Music. 

He lamented how Ghanaian Traditional Music and Folklore has dwindled over the years. Though he celebrates new forms of music and how they have been accepted by the music community, he is worried about how Traditional Music has been left to wither away, something that according to him needs to be reversed.

In an interview he granted on Swiss 93.7FM in Ho with MC Flexal, he reiterated the need to pay attention more to the genre so it doesn’t go extinct. 

He previously won “Traditional Song Of The Year” at VGMA 2003 with his viral song “Akume He” (Dagger).

Israel Maweta made a big comeback this March, after a 7-year hiatus, and dropped a song he titled “I No Go Blame You”, an Afro-contemporary song which blends Traditional ensembles with choral and a touch of Amapiano. 

He is due to release some upcoming projects before the end of the year.

Stream Song on Digital Stores here: https://ditto.fm/inogoblameyou 

Listen on Audiomack: https://audiomack.com/israelmaweta/song/i-no-go-blame-you

Watch Official Video here: https://youtu.be/LXjBhMjlZAM

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