Ananse Stories


Release Date: 2010

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Album Description

Ananse Stories

by Rasskwame

© Copyright – Kwame Wood / Mystic Illusion Music (707541197090)
Roots/West-African Reggae flavored with Ghanaian rhythms from master drummer/singer/songwriter, Rasskwame.
Genre: Reggae: Roots Reggae
Release Date: 2010
  1. Freedom Songs
  2. Happy Days
  3. Ampara
  4. Blind Love
  5. Kae Wo Bofo
  6. Respect Jah
  7. Living Souls
  8. Prophetic Drop
  9. Ma Wo Nsa So
  10. Oh Jah
Album Notes

Rass Kwame of Accra, Ghana, in an act of faith, brought his unique brand of storytelling to America over 20 years ago. He is a man of Jah, a man of Africa, a loving father, and, above all, a lover of life. His African style of Roots Reggae is his doorway to a world in which Jah sees our suffering, but Ananse, the spider-trickster-storyteller-god, tells the story of who we are, how we got here, and how we can reconnect to Jah.

In Ananse Stories, his second compilation of music in 12 years, he continues his pilgrim’s progress in his adopted home, America, with jubilation as well as skepticism. In the end, though, it all comes down to Jah, “who will forgive us, who will save us, who will redeem us,” confused and messed up mortals though we may be.

The rhythms of his music, his drumming, are pure Africa. His sentiment, longing, and redemption in the love of his family are evident of the resources he has drawn with him across the water and found in astonishing ways in this new land. Rass Kwame believes in miracles; this collection will engender that belief in you.

Kwame thanks his children, Michael Fiifi, Emily Catalina, Rosie Adjoa, and Samson Ekow, his friends, and, most of all, his maker for encouraging and allowing him to continue his music making begun over 35 years ago.