|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|
|Add Date:||2008-06-15||Pull Date:||2008-08-17||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||17 Aug||10 Aug||3 Aug||27 Jul||20 Jul||13 Jul||6 Jul||29 Jun|
|1.||Jun 16, 2009:||I once was Canadian (African + Old-Timey Special) |
|4.||Sep 09, 2008:||A Fine Assortment of Select Blood Diseases |
Trotro Tour Of Ghana
|2.||Jan 20, 2009:||I once was Canadian |
|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 |
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.