Frank Ankrah 'CC YoYo' - Drums, Percussion & Vocals
Leading African Connection on drums is the legendary former drummer of Fela Kuti. CC Yo Yo, a student of Tony Allen, Frank replaced Allen when he left the band in 1978. His infectious passion and energetic rhythms will get you on the dance floor.
Abdulai Issaka Kyemtore - Bass & Vocals
Our charismatic, talented front-man and bassist is Ghanaian musician Abdulai. His authentic, original, groovy base line is the foundation for African Connection's unique sound. Abu spent time studying Afrobeat under the tutelage of Fela Kuti in the 70s.
Lasse Aagaard - Lead Guitar
Hailing from Denmark, lead guitarist and 'Mode Master' for African Connection is also the architect for all of the production. With a style that brings in surf rock, blues and rock'n'roll, Lasse adds percussive, groovy melodies to this group & Junglelyd.
Maggie Cawley - Keyboard & Percussion
Supporting African Connection on keys and percussion is an American with a background in classical music and a love of funk. Maggie wears many hats for the band, and her infectious energy and upbeat rhythm will get you on that dance floor.
Kwasi Dankwah - Guitar & Vocals
An exquisite song writer and guitarist, Dankwah is known throughout Ghana for his voice, his desert blues style guitar, and his mellow mode. Dankwah has led several traditional Ghanaian bands in Accra, performing at venues throughout the capitol.
African Connection is an international cultural collaboration project made up of Danish, Ghanaian, and American musicians. Their music blends afrobeat, highlife, funk, rock’n’roll, and west African traditionals.
The goal of the project is to build a strong international relationship that not only unites musicians and artists across continents, but also carries musical history into the present.