About Hedzoleh Soundz
Based in Accra, Ghana, Hedzoleh Soundz were the first resident band at Faisal Helwani’s legendary nightclub, The Napoleon, during 1973. Hedzoleh (which means Freedom in the Ga language) comprised Nii Poumah (flute/congas/vocals), Okyerema Asante (percussion/vocals), Stanley Kwesi Todd (bass/vocals), James Kwaku Morton (congas/vocals), Samuel Nortey (percussion/vocals), and Acheampong Welbeck (drums) and they played a roots-rich fusion of highlife and rock musics. Hedzoleh also worked as Hugh Masekela’s backing group during the mid-70s. Following a lengthy American tour with Masekela, the group split during a very public argument with the trumpeter over money.