By the Lake Festival4/8/2018Strandbad Weißensee, Berlin
Pure joy, relentless energy ,and hit-tunes! That's what you can expect when Ata Kak comes on stage, hyped electronics / rap / funk / highlife icon Yaw Atta-Owusu from Ghana. Gossip has it that Yaw is a late bloomer, but the truth is that he released his album “Obaa Sima” already in 1994 on cassette. Eight years later, it was a coincidence that music enthusiast Brian Shimkovitz came across a tape on a journey through Ghana. Then, in 2015 with a bit of delay, Shimkovitz re-released the album internationally on his Awesome Tapes from Africa. Summing up with Yaw's words, “If we all love each other, we can make the world a better place”. Let’s challenge him on that on August 4 at By the Lake.