Winchester Nii Tete | TEDxTokyo 2011
Master percussionist Winchester Nii Tete hails from the honorable Addy-Amo-Boye clans of drummers in Ghana. His finely textured repertoire echoes exuberant traditional rhythms, and his performances are a true testament to his technical finesse, nuanced expressiveness, and practice sessions of up to ten hours a day. Winchester has performed with the Ghana National Troupe, Sachi Hayasaka, Yoshio Harada, Takasitar, Naoki Kubojima, Tsuyoshi Furuhashi and many others, and is comfortable in various musical genres that include jazz, hip-hop, reggae, pop and world music.
He recently appeared with award-winning taiko drummer Isaku Kageyama at a benefit for Refugees International, which assists refugees who have lost everything as a result of war or conflict. Accomplished on the “kplango, talking drum and many other Ghanaian instruments, he’s a brilliant young star certain to gain international acclaim as he follows the beat of his legendary uncles Obo Addy and Aja Addy.
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