New Roots in Town: Jazz speak Easy at Crown Apartamento Hotel
Celebrated guitarist, composer and producer CONSTANT BOTY is a virtuoso of the guitar, and part of an exclusive lineage of guitarist-bandleaders. Boty is widely known for fusing West African folk tunes and Jazz elements with soul, funk, rock and Afro-Caribbean beats.
He had a very busy schedule last year teaching music, producing and touring with his Guru Guru Project band. His last major concert was in November, 2016 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire during his Guru Guru Project tour with Venezuelan-American jazz great, Benito Gonzalez, as his special guest. It was also an occasion for Boty and Gonzalez to embark on the first part of a recording session for Boty’s upcoming album which will also feature in the final part, a bevy of world renown musicians and cultural personalities including American poet Jack Kolkmeyer, the producer of ‘’Brave New World on Fifthwall Radio in Florida, USA.
Since November 30th 2016, Boty took 3 months to fine tune his music, organize some domestic issues and spend time with his family. Now he is ready to engage in an exciting new venture starting off 2017 first at Crown Apartamento hosting the newest jazz scene in Accra, making some sweet noise in the heart of the Airport Residential area.
Crown Apartamento has been known as one of the first apartment hotels in Accra offering fully furnished, 2 bedroom apartments for long and short term stay guests with all the comforts of home. For socializing, the pool side and restaurant offers a great relaxing environment with mouthwatering dishes. A perfect setting for a jazz party!
“Jazz Speak Easy” will commence on March 31st at 6pm on The Top Floor of Kweku’s Bar; setup in an intimate lounge style which will allow guests to be a part of the music and get into discussions with the artists. Boty, as co-host and performer, is capable of being serene and gifted with the ability to make everybody else around him feel the music. The location and venue are perfect for relaxation, listening to music, delighting your palate and sipping some drinks.
This event will be held every Friday and can only get better with time. Each week will be a little different as the audience and the performers work together to shape the night with conversation and music.
The event is hosted by the management team of Crown Apartamento, Festus Tumi and Leif Ryman.
Coming from Ridge going to Nyaho Clinic, Crown is the first right up the hill just before reaching the clinic. If you are coming from Shangrila side it is the left just after passing Nyaho Clinic and part way up the hill.
3, Agbaamo Street, Airport Residential Area, Accra, Ghana .
The Constant Boty – Guru Guru Project pairs its masterful namesake with two incredible talented musicians who complement him perfectly, dynamic bassist Mark Amoo and lightning-quick drummer Daniel Black. Also featured will be Ghanaian songstress Della Hayes.