This is not a drill. The one of a kind synth-funk-boogie-rap-house icon Ata Kak is on his way with a full band as part of Ata Kak’s first ever international tour since being re-issued by Awesome Tapes From Africa to wild worldwide acclaim.
The story behind Yaw Atta-Owusu AKA Ata Kak’s rise and rise is almost unbelievable. It’s the story of one of Ghana’s least well known and most joyful musicians. It’s also the story of how the internet can transport a leftfield highlife cassette from being a hit in the singer’s small town to being a worldwide sensation. It’s the story of how incredible music always finds a way to be heard even if it’s made in a short run of tapes by a Ghanaian eccentric in a home studio in Toronto. In Ata Kak’s own words ‘I’ve always cherished the idea of making people groove.’ It’s a story of holding on to your dreams – it only took Ata Kak 20 years to become the pop star he always deserved to be.