Meet Emmanuel Amponsah
A true son of Africa originally from Ghana. He is a versatile musician who can compose,arrange,and write songs.He has played for lots of artists and bands both in Ghana and la cote d’Ivoire.In 2015 he formed his own band called the monetary band now the NATIV AFRIK to perform his unique hybrid compositions(Afro fusions). His debut EP Don’t Tear Fish(entsew nam) presents a thoughtfully crafted compositions;a journey through percussive,rhythmic and harmonic colours in which african genres as divers as afrobeats,hilife,afro funks are predominant.2018 he won the YAMAHA E band competition with his band.A world-wide music competition which over 100entries.
ARTISTS PLAYED WITH;
-Jadu Blay Ambulley
-The late Papa Yankson
-Les Anges de l’eternel … A Multi national band made up of Ghanaian, Nigerians, ivoriens and central African Republicans. Recorded the album “l’appelle’ and had the best west African gospel group Award in 2004. And also won 5 different awards with the band in 2005 Including the presidential award.
-Melody Makers Int Band. A ghanaian based band that plays with and for Paulina Oduro, Papa Yankson, CK Mann and Jewel Ackah
-Austbex Band. Also a Ghanaian band managed by the legendary keyboardist Ben Taylor of the Western Diamonds Fame. Played with Offie Kudjoe, Paulina Oduro, the legendary UK based saxophonist Ray Allen, Jadu Blay Ambulley. It was also the official Band at Captain Hooks Restaurant and Best Western Plus Atlantic Hotel Takoradi.
-Kwafaq Band. Another Ghanaian based Band in the western part of the country. mostly plays at the famous Kwafaq Restaurant in Takoradi. Also played for artist like Kofi Bentil, Jewel Ackah, Papa Yankson, Ben Brako, Pat Thomas