Episode 99

From Activist Musician to Building Innovator with Yaw "Zoh Zoh" Boateng


November 16th, 2021

57 mins 3 secs

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About this Episode

Greetings Glocal Citizens! I'm live on the streets of Accra this week on the podcast with my guest, Yaw "Zoh Zoh" Boateng. He is a Ghanaian activist musician and builder transforming items typically thought as waste into functional works of art. His stage name, Zoh Zoh translates to "one step at a time" in the Ewe language, one of his two mother tongues. He chose this moniker because life is a journey and his has taken him across the globe. In his journey he has lead an eight-piece band producing a unique, upbeat, and invigorating Afro-Reggae sound co-mingling Afro Beat, Afro Fusion Jazz, Old School Reggae and African Funk High life, all together for with a unique sounding rhythm driven by West African percussion. He has opened for act such as the late James Brown and Hugh Masekela.

Nowadays he is making a mark in Ghana as the owner of The Pallet Kitchen which is constructed of recycled pallets. His current project, "The Arrk," a tribute to the native history and sea vessels will open in December 2021 in time for the bustling holiday season.

Where to find Zoh Zoh?
On LinkedIn
On Facebook
On YouTube
On Twitter

Other topics of interest:
Napier, New Zealand
Who are the Kiwis?
Nomadic African and other Zoh Zoh Music
Zoh Zoh chats with Wode Maya