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La Drivers Union Por Por Group / Por Por: Honk Horn Music Of Ghana
Album:Por Por: Honk Horn Music Of Ghana Collection:World
Artist:La Drivers Union Por Por Group Added:06/2008
Label:Smithsonian/Folkways 

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Add Date:2008-06-15 Pull Date:2008-08-17 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:17 Aug10 Aug3 Aug27 Jul20 Jul13 Jul6 Jul29 Jun
Airplays:32222343

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 16, 2009:I once was Canadian (African + Old-Timey Special)
Otsokobila
4.Sep 09, 2008:A Fine Assortment of Select Blood Diseases
Trotro Tour Of Ghana
2.Jan 20, 2009:I once was Canadian
Otsokobila
5.Aug 12, 2008:A Fine Assortment of Select Blood Diseases
Shidaa, A Song Of Praise And Tribute To Elders And Union Leaders, Otsokobila
3.Sep 23, 2008:A Fine Assortment of Select Blood Diseases
Kpanlogo Por Por Medley
6.Aug 12, 2008:At The Café Bohemian
Otsokobila

Album Review
Decca
Reviewed 2008-06-12 
You gotta love Smithsonian Folkways. This music comes from the roads of Ghana. Honking bulb horns, beating on wheel rims, thumping tires (and vocals). Por Por stated as a way to ward off animals when vehicles broke down on country roads and as a way to encourage drivers pumping up flat tires. This is street music, not studio, so sound quality isn’t perfect, but very cool. (Por Por: pronounced Paaw Paww).

1. Horns honking in a midtempo rhythm, light percussion.
*2. A capella intro, then crazy percussion, then more vocals.
*3. A capella Ghanaian nat’l anthem then upbeat perc w/faint vocals.
4. Midtempo vocals & percussion. Warm and lively.
*5.Slow solo voice Griot-style then a loud & busy tour de force.
6. Shakers & female chorus then upbeat & wild percussion & horns.
*7. Crazy horns/perc chorus, it just snakes on and on…
*8. Shakers & tinny perc plus co-ed chorus. Midtempo.
9. Leader/chorus vocals, w/extra honking towards middle/end.
10. Call-response into a lively sqeak-honk fest.
11. Truck noises, traffic, then people shouting, horns going wild…crazy.


Track Listing
1.Por Por Akwaaba 6.Driver Take Me, The Train Has Left Me Behind
2.Otsokobila 7.Kpanlogo Por Por Medley
3.Trotro Tour Of Ghana 8.Aayoo Samiah, "Today I Got You"
4.Trotro Drivers We Love You So 9.Lakpa Festival Song Of The People Of La
5.Shidaa, A Song Of Praise And Tribute To Elders And Union Leaders 10.M.V. Labadi
 11.Por Por Horn-To-Horn Fireworks