Okaidja Afroso: Jaku Mumor – Ancestral Spirit

- Duke Arts

Jaku Mumor is “spectacularly original … inhabited by a spirit that soars higher and higher as the songs bubble over with effervescence” – World Music Report


In Jaku Mumor — Ancestral Spirit, Afroso dives into his cultural roots by collaborating directly with indigenous Ga-Dangme fishermen to share the artistry of their a cappella singing and chants in his music and via film. This profoundly moving new work caps off a weeklong residency on our Durham campus. The performance is features five Ghanaian musicians collaborating alongside an original film by Afroso.