Monday, 2 May 2011

KA-BOOM featuring PAAPA JEH @ The TABERNACLE, London W11 on SAT 7th MAY

WOM@TT springs forward on SATURDAY 7th MAY & presents:
The Tabernacle, Powis Square, London W11 2AY
£5 advance/concs & £8
KA-BOOM's Explosive Highlife Rhythms will rock you off your feet!

Ghanaian rhythm man Paapa Jeh has drummed with CK Mann & Pat Thomas, was a founder member of the original UK hi energy crew Hi Tension and has played with most major reggae outfits as well as being a driving force for UK based Highlife.

He leads his own band Ka-Boom in nu style old school high energy Highlife/Soul style with his original music tonight (Sat 7 May)

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Here's just a slice of Paapa Jeh's achievements in the UK beyond HI TENSION 
As a versatile drummer and percussionist, Paapa’s live and studio session endeavours which have taken him around the world have been right across the board, performing at events such as the GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL (UK), EARSHOT JAZZ MUSIC FESTIVAL, SEATTLE (USA), SAN FRANCISCO JAZZ FESTIVAL (USA), BERLIN JAZZ FESTIVAL (GERMANY), BRACKNELL WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL (WALES), WUPERTAL WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL (GERMANY), JAZZ YATRA (INDIA), GALWAY JAZZ MUSIC FESTIVAL (IRELAND), MONTREAUX JAZZ MUSIC FESTIVAL (SWITZERLAND), BEIJING INTERNATIONAL JAZZ MUSIC FESTIVAL (CHINA), and many others across Western/Eastern Europe and the Far East (Asia), working with groups and artists in the calibre of Teddy Osei of Osibisa, Ronnie Laws (American Jazz Funk saxophone legend), Steele Pulse (Reggae band), Trevor Watt’s Moire Music Drum Orchestra (Afrikan Jazz Group), Gasper Lawal’s Oro Band (Nigerian Afro/ Juju Music), Nsimba Foggis' Taxi Pata Pata, African Connexion, Fanfan’s Somo Somo, and almost every African live band in the 1980’s and 90’s in London’s African music scene from Hi-life and Afro Beat to Zaiko music styles.

Many other European based Ghanaian music groups and artists in the names of the late Jon K, Ben Brako, A.B. Crentsil, Bessa Simons, Alf Kari Bannerman, Pauline Oduro, Bucky Leo, Lee Duodoo, have all worked with Paapa Jeh. Realising his potential as a singer/songwriter and performer, Paapa Jeh embarked on a solo career and through a number of explosive live performances, clinched various English national TV appearances like ‘THE TUBE’ on BBC 2 with his band – NIGHT SHIFT, and a follow up on Channel 4’s ‘CLUB MIX’ as PAAPA J’s NEW BAG.

He's also toured in India with Indian artists and created fusion recordings to great acclaim and played with many top Reggae bands as well.

Tonight he leads the unmatched KA-BOOM in an explosive night of highlife and soul scorchers. Dancing is the key!

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