She’s not the form of artiste presented to basking in the glow of new conquests for very long, and that was why SSUE pushed on to raise the bar for herself at her Signature Concert on Saturday, July 27 at Alliance Francaise in Accra.
It was a very visual, eclectic package that embraced conventional and present-day dances, Hip Hop, Highlife, Soul, Reggae, R&B and far more. The Signature Concert was the most up-to-date of SSUE’s reveals to remind the audio-loving community of her sturdy presence as a dwell performer.
Her 90-minute set was preceded by a 25-moment session with singer/saxophonist Asabea Cropper. Accompanied by her brother Eugene on bass and the six-piece Ananse band, Asabea was the particular guest at the demonstrate. She executed some of her known tracks such as ‘Torwia’ and ‘Inamosi’, ending off with the ever-well-liked ‘Wamaya’.
SSUE is a potent believer in the late South African musician, Hugh Masekela’s assertion that the more mature era of Africans should really pass down the poetry, music, dances, costumes and other pertinent features of their heritage to the more youthful folks. Asabea’s existence was her (SSUE’s) thumbs up to Masekela’s position.
Singer Imma Emmanuel also delighted the viewers with a blend of his have songs and go over versions of some popular content. His capacity to converse nicely with the viewers labored to his edge.
Arriving on stage as a traditional queen with her courtiers in tow, SSUE showcased some of the properly-choreographed actions she experienced worked out with the Ghana Dance Ensemble. The fluidity and self confidence in her moves were apparent through her time on stage.
She sang some of her tracks these types of as ‘Commotion’, Fire Fireplace Fire’ and ‘Hypnotise’ and danced a lot far more than at former exhibits, confidently integrating regular measures these kinds of as Adowa, Agbadza and Bamaya.
A sprightly hip hop set with rapper Ian Jazzy adopted as they rocked with tracks she experienced published such as ‘Don’t Talk’, ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ and ‘I’m Straight’.
Ballads with Imma Emmanuel are frequently the icing on the cake for supporters at a SSUE clearly show and they did unique tracks, as properly as some basic enjoy tunes. A area of the viewers, touched by the renditions, sang alongside with them to near the demonstrate.
SSUE evidently shown she was able of climbing some notches bigger at each and every concert. The clearly show also premiered the video clip for her ‘Fire Fire Fire’ music.
The Ananse Band, led on keyboards by Obed Boakye and with Samuel ‘Sammix’ Apau on guitar, backed all the acts at the incredibly entertaining live performance put jointly by Scratch Studios headed by Kofi Amoakohene.
SSUE is scheduled to go away Accra on August 27 with the Ananse Band for Johannesburg, South Africa to carry out on August 30 at this year’s Imbizo New music Pageant.