The People’s Poet, Yasus Afari, readies to release an eclectic album of musical alchemy, featuring the Lover’s Rock King, Beres Hammond and the Hot Stepper, Ini Kamoze, Tonahope of Ghana and his ten-year-old daughter Mik. The album, which will be available on all streaming platforms on November 25th is distributed by VPAL Music. The album is entitled Golden Spoon Maroon and the first teaser, “Plain and Simple”, featuring Mik, is available as an instant-grat.
With the timely inclusion of Poetry as a category in the 65th annual GRAMMY Awards 2023, Spotify’s pronouncement that Poetry is the new frontier, Live Nation’s stated intention to Live Stream Poetry Events, Google’s celebration of the beloved Miss Lou in this her Centenary Year and Amanda Gorman’s remarkable internationally success, Global Poetry is evidently on the ascendancy.
Golden Spoon Maroon features Beres Hammond, Ini Kamoze, Tonahope and Mik. Available for download are the songs “Golden Spoon Maroon,” “Mama Africa We Love You” and “What a Sinting.”