Citi FM has, as part of its Heritage Month activities, introduced a new programme that features one of the best keyboardists Ghana has ever produced.
The programme dubbed ‘Kaleidoscope,’ will have, Isaac Aryee, a master keyboardist, producer and composer who has carved an impressive niche for himself for more than 20 years in the music industry as the headline act.
This will be a special music night, which will showcase our neo-traditional music. ‘Kaleidoscope’ will also have a dance session which will feature Ghanaian music from the late 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s selected from a collection of genre.
The late 1960’s and 1970’s are considered by knowledgeable Ghanaian music lovers as The Golden Age of Ghanaian Music.
‘Kaleidoscope’ will be held at the Swiss Spirits Alisa Hotel in Accra on Saturday, 3rd March, 2018.
This will also be the launch of the 2018 Heritage Month which comprises other activities like the annual road trip, Heritage Caravan, Wulomei Soiree, MOGO (Music Of Ghanaian Origin), radio drama series among others.
Attendance for the Kaleidoscope programme is strictly by invitation.
About Isaac Aryee
Isaac learnt how to play the keyboard on his own. When he nurtured the quest to learn how to play keyboard, he had no access to a piano at home so he employed his creative faculties and designed and drew out a one dimensional pictorial piano on his bedroom floor, using the measurements of a real piano in his uncle’s house. With his make-shift piano Isaac devoted endless hours practicing his passion and formed what can only be described as a spiritual bond with the instrument.
Constantly striving for higher levels of greatness, Isaac found himself playing in churches and in bands in his homeland, Ghana. He moved to the United Kingdom when he was 17 and pursued an education in music arrangement and production. Having mastered his craft he had finally made it.
Isaac became one of the most sought after keyboardists and performed countless gigs with an envious plethora of artists and bands including McFly, WestLife, Osibisa, Mory Kante ,Will Young, Skunk Anansie, Elton John, and Lionel Richie amongst many others.
After years of working with many of the World’s greatest musicians, Isaac has decided to return home to Ghana to dedicate his time, skill and craft to working with local talent. He mentors young musicians to develop and hone their musical and artistic skills. He is a regular resource person for Yamaha, Korge, Roland and Dexibell.
Isaac, through his vast experience with different music genres found himself drawn towards a unique musical blend. Isaac has recently released his first solo album, “On a Serious Note”, recorded and produced by himself. The album, which is a contemporary fusion of traditional gospel, world music and jazz, was launched last year.
Apart from his skill as contemporary concert pianist and keyboardist, Isaac can function as a music director and he also offers training for worship teams, choral groups and music ensembles in general.
As a composer, he has a demonstrable experience in writing scores/music for Films, TV, Jingles etc.
By: Kwame Dadzie/citifmonline.com/Ghana