There’s a new album on the way from Ghana’s Alostmen, the band formed by Stevo Atambire when touring together with Wanlov The Kubolor (Fok’n Bois) in different outfits in 2017. Entitled Kologo, the album is set for release on January 29th through Strut Records. “I had toured with Stevo in my band Afro Gypsy in 2017,” Wanlov explained, “and we recorded the tracks for this album on the road in Uganda and North West Ghana in hotel rooms”. Alostmen’s music is inspired by the Frafra traditions of the kologo, a kind of stringed lute instrument, and they also bring to the mix other influences like rap and reggae.
Ahead of the album release, Alostmen have shared ‘Minus Me’, featuring highlife legend Gyedu-Blay Ambolley. “He is one of our all-time greats,” said Atambire. “I love to watch him play. His deep vocal was perfect for this track.” Listen to the single below.