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VGMA needs to empower our Traditional Music genres, they best define the Ghanaian Sound – Maweta

Veteran Traditional Musician, Israel Maweta, has chided VGMA, Ghana’s prestigious award scheme to give focus to Traditional Music. He previously won “Traditional Song Of The Year” at VGMA 2003 with his viral song “Akume He” (Dagger).

Every year after the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, there’s always banter back and forth from diverse corners as to how ought to be done. This year however wasn’t spared, the critiques were dozens as usual.

He lamented how Ghanaian Traditional Music and Folklore has dwindled over the years. Though he celebrates new forms of music and how they have been accepted by the music community, he is worried about how Traditional Music has been left to wither away, something that needs to be reversed, he says.

Israel Maweta
Israel Maweta

In an interview he granted on Swiss 93.7FM in Ho with MC Flexal, he reiterated the need to pay attention more to the genre so it doesn’t go extinct. Below is a snippet culled from that interview.

Watch Interview:

Israel Maweta made a big comeback this March, after a 7-year hiatus, and drops a latest song he titles “I No Go Blame You”, an Afro-contemporary song which blends Traditional ensembles with choral and a touch of Amapiano. He is due to release some upcoming projects as well.

Israel Maweta
Israel Maweta

Stream Song on Digital Stores here: 

Listen on Audiomack:

Watch Official Video here:

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Facebook – Israel Maweta

Instagram – @MawetaMusic

Twitter – @MawetaMusic

SnapChat – @IsraelMaweta


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