Sarkodie has launched a new initiative called #BringBackAzonto. A move that is aimed at reviving the Azonto music genre. The music type which came with its dance form earned Ghana a lot of international recognition.With the release of Sarkodie’s new song ‘FaHookiMe’, there seems to be a revival in the offing for Azonto.Sarkodie on Twitter has asked people to record their Azonto verse on his ‘FaHookiMe’ instrumental. So far, EL, DopeNation, Strongman, Tulenkey , GuiltyBeatz, DJ Breezy, Pappy Kojo have given positive responses to the idea.
Well, ‘Telemo’ hitmaker Gasmilla who prides himself as the ‘King of Azonto’ is impressed with the move to bring back Azonto. Taking to his Twitter handle, he noted that Azonto is the only way through which Ghanaian music can make it unto the international scene.He tweeted:“Azonto has never been dead, the torch has been silently blazing and growing roots.Glad my brothers and sisters finally woke up to the fact that our way to the international world is Azonto cause that’s our own.lets go!!!”
Azonto is a dance and music genre from Ghana. The dance originated from a traditional dance called Kpanlogo, associated with the coastal towns in the country such as Chorkor, James Town, La, Teshie, Nungua and Tema, in the Greater Accra Region.
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