Tone and meaning are a personal unveiling - not bad given its Adjoa's first love song. 2,755 Followers, 646 Following, 81 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Nana Adjoa (@nanaadjoamusic) Of love and death Can't wait to share my rendition of Ebo Taylor's Love and De… As we celebrate this year’s international day of the girl child on the theme “my voice, our equal future,” let’s listen to their voice as they cry out for protection, right to  education,  right to health care, right to life, reproductive health care, The girl child is positive about the future, lets help them to secure their future by shielding them from sexual abuse and exploitation, gender-based violence, child labour, female genital mutilation. Every rhyme, has been deferred [3], In 2017, she was one of the two female lawyers selected by the Association of Law Firms in Italy to participate in a 6 month professional development program, where she had the opportunity to take courses in Sustainable Dispute Resolution and Sustainable Development & International Anti- Corruption.[3]. Nana Adjoa Denkyi is passionate about mentoring and educating young ladies to become leaders of change. Everyone, has learned it different Keep your silence Shepherds turn into sheep, somehow. You know the melody, and you ride it along Since the declaration, the day is celebrated every year to promote empowerment of young girls while also advocating for the attainment of their bodily autonomy and basic human right. The day also recognize the challenges girls face all over the world. White, silver stripes, Blue dot, black star. Some 30 solo nights, White lie paint, I'm colonized, I know the hive, I am that bee. That, and the songs are very good. my future, from my couch. invisible in the blue, [3] She is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Gender, Peace and Security at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Centre, Accra. Playing or watching football (soccer) can really take my mind out of the musical realm, and in that regard, it's a great way to relax. I want to change direction (I want to change) Anything, to get me through, How long is a month? She's out of my sight, Is just the same The power plays, all rigged by you. of my veiled violence All of these women in their own right have inspired me, because they were more forgiving in a relationship, more adventurous or more independent. Your last reward, When you are not making music, what do you do to sooth your soul? Is just the same I hope my mind can wander more easily into that creative space again, once this album is released on the 24th of September. My lonesome solution It includes such impressive tracks as ‘No Room’ which deconstructs conversations through clever use of metaphors, and ‘I Want To Change’ that explores her own unique dreamscape, visualising all the possibilities life offers through complex relationships. You know the words (words) Nana Adjoa - September 2020 She’s releasing her debut full length album, Big Dreaming Ants in September, having previously released three EPS since 2017. Amsterdam, Netherlands, Amsterdam-based singer-songwriter Nana Adjoa is a sonic explorer, armed with a deft poeticism and a fierce sense of To change, our future, Takes me to the boiling point, I grew up listening to my parent’s music which was a blend of soul, funk, reggae and 90’s R&B. Adjoa's first major stride forward is one to not be taken lightly; there’s melody to infect, words to direct and most of all, the promise of more road to come. There is a chance, where you assume, there ain't room. Before you contact us please be sure to check our frequently asked questions as our most common questions are answered there already, such as: View your order, change your address & resend your order confirmation, Posted on Wednesday 23rd September 2020 at 15:00. “She's Stronger” has been on repeat... the pandemic has me listening to lyrics in a different way.... can you tell us the story behind the song? Your cardboard castle. To me it was really a pivotal moment. How big is the moon? [6], Facilitation of UNESCO Needs Assessment of Ghana's Intangible Cultural Heritage Project[7], Secured NFB to be the focal institution for 2003 UNESCO Convention, Identifying/ licensing commercial users of Ghana's folklore, Establishment of Folklore Clubs in selected basic schools[5], Protection of Ghana's folklore from improper use (including correspondence with Marvel Studios on use of Kente and Adinkra Symbols in Black Panther movie)[8], Institution of the celebration of World Folklore Day in Ghana. Listen to my story A diamond to the bare bone She’s stronger than you This week sees the release of Nana Adjoa eagerly awaited debut album ‘ … You know the drill, drilled to belong The way to the grave Nana Adjoa has nailed the art of undressing self-importance on her debut, Big Dreaming Ants. Every song, has been rewritten And once that finally started to dawn on me, it translated into a song. Amongst these comes the seeking a higher understanding - religious or no - and Big Dreaming Ants is Adjoa looking down upon this crazy world of ours through her own eyes in a continued sonic exploration with a subtle jazz inflection of letting the song speak for itself. A butterfly in a cage (I want to change) Behind the multi-instrumentalist’s bold approach to songwriting is an unflinching sense of curiosity and an openness to endless possibility. from the past, hanging down. The Gold Flake Paint bloggers unearth the best need-to-know indie bands. That, and the songs are very good. Nana has just dropped her powerful new single ‘National Song’ which questions the constantly changing balance of individual and cultural identity in a world which is subject to ever-greater globalisation. Made in L.A. Streaming music, news & culture from KCRW Santa Monica, Live streaming music, news & culture from KCRW Santa Monica. And I have learned to pretend, that I know how it feels to be free. It’s why she gets away with bold songs about national identity and protesting authority. Count back from ten, until I land, She currently works with an NGO in Accra which promotes girls ‘ … It was probably just the perfect album for me as a teenager. Love and death It was the kiss of death Nana Adjoa has had the opportunity to work with laws firms both in Ghana and abroad including Scarlet Macaw Legal Practitioners, JLD & MB Legal Consultancy as well as secondment opportunities with Fresh fields Bruckhaus Derringer and NCTM Milan. You know the drill, drilled to belong Somewhere around the age of 15/16 probably. Dutch-Ghanian singer-songwriter Nana Adjoa is unafraid to address complex topics through her unique fusion of R&B and alt pop with compelling lyricism which taps into her training as a jazz musician. After that moment, it happened with other music and records too— this feeling of newfound truth or understanding, but I guess it’s that first time you have that feeling that it sticks the most. Who do we look to now? Love and death With the delicate dripping of soft gentle tones that greet us into the album, you could be forgiven for taking the notion of hope at face value, but delicately and defiantly approaching all she knows and has seen, Adjoa is taking no prisoners. Your cardboard castle is all worn out, I won't (won’t) I felt deep in love Every war, each a hymn Hanging on, beyond the sky. Soothing guitar tones and perfect indie pop melodies with atmospheric female vocals. Still wet, Look away, or I'll see right through. Shepherds turn into sheep, somehow. Wherever you are There’s no doubt that the road Dutch-Ghanian songwriter Nana Adjoa has been travelling to this point has been building to the task of constructing a full-length album. She's stronger than you ︎ home about tour music contact. Every word, has been overheard Love and death, Two arms, strong enough, to keep me in But I won't (won’t) Electric bass is my main instrument, and I play upright, as well. Nana Adjoa in session. There's a big mess....message been sent, She’s stronger than you I'm not going to let go It’s like reliving a memory of the first couple of, times I heard it, and I think in the back of my mind I’m afraid it will lose that. I'm not going to let go I have that with some other records too, haha. Nana Adjoa Amsterdam-based singer-songwriter Nana Adjoa is a sonic explorer, armed with a deft poeticism and a fierce sense of musicianship. I was in high school, but not sure what age exactly. I think my favourite song(s) of this record have changed over time. intensity if I listen to it too much. In her In Residence Session, recorded exclusively for KCRW, she delivers an energetic set, capped with a cover of Wilco’s “Love Is Everywhere (Beware).” and you want the same (I want to change) Flowerchild Genevieve, supported by 11 fans who also own “Big Dreaming Ants”, "7" is a great album with strong percussion and vocals, tight production and solid songwriting, really great music that's catchy, accessible, and all around awesome... rikm, The Human Noise We Sat There Makingby GoldFlakePaint, The Gold Flake Paint bloggers unearth the best need-to-know indie bands. In lesser light pollution Both written and recorded in her very own studio, Nana’s first full length record is a personal account of the new generation’s experiences of race, gender and politics. and vent my violence I want to change, our future, stop a war. Are you writing during the pandemic? Count back from ten, until you land. There is no room, left to fantasize, How long is a month? Dutch-Ghanian singer-songwriter Nana Adjoa is unafraid to address complex topics through her unique fusion of R&B and alt pop with compelling lyricism which taps into her training as a jazz musician. I want to change, a raw resurrection (I want to change) and you want the same (I want to change) New music this Friday! Who do we look to now? You know the words to your national song I'm not going to throw stones (stones) This week sees the release of Nana Adjoa eagerly awaited debut album ‘Big Dreaming Ants’. She’s stronger than you In lesser light pollution You know the melody (melody) How much I miss you, her crater-filled body, oh National Song 2. Can you see her, at large Steven Every accord, three dots dimmed Deep red, old flags, Was it the bottled-up smell? Max twice a year. Walk hand in hand There is no room, left to fantasize, Big dreaming, little ants, Approved: Nana Adjoa By Andy Malt | Published on Thursday 24 September 2020 Following a string of single releases that began last year, Dutch musician Nana Adjoa today releases her … Inside, of your eyes, she sees your tears I imagine my way out, of this cubicle life It’s why she gets away with bold songs about national identity and protesting authority. Your cardboard castle is all worn out, You know you don't feel, feel it at all Pretty dramatic, mysterious, rich and rebellious in a lot of not so obvious ways. Because it still, has this intense effect on me. Talking to a voice, on the other end, When I started playing bass guitar (at the age of 10/11) and played in my first band and I moved out of that area to more rock that started with the likes of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Seattle grunge bands, Rage Against The Machine and such, and moved backwards in time to Led Zeppelin and stuff. Just mono output Hauls it all on her own Lyric, melody, music.... so good. Charles Mingus, Bill Evans, Wayne Shorter and Cannonball Adderley. I want to change the way it looks You’re a smokescreen saint, some 30 solo nights Her voluntary, free love, that is what you miss Especially during this difficult time.