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Audio: Kiki Gyan '24 Hours In A Disco' [1978-82]

'24 Hours In A Disco' [1978-82], vinyl reissue of disco tracks from Ghanaian music multi-instrumentalist Kofi Kwarko aka Kiki Gyan.


Here's an upcoming vinyl reissue of disco tracks from Ghanaian multi-instrumentalist Kofi Kwarko aka Kiki Gyan, who was once hailed as "Africa's answer to Stevie Wonder" before his reported descent into drugs. 24 Hours In A Disco [1978-82] compilation will feature seven golden selections from Kiki Gyan's solo works, as well as cuts from his projects KG Band and The Twins. Stream "Disco Dancer" below and pre-order the CD/2LP release from Soundway Records (out Dec. 4), which will be accompanied by extensive liner notes from Comb & Razor's Uchenna Ikonne.

24 Hours In A Disco Tracklist

1. Kiki Gyan - Disco Dancer

2. Kiki Gyan - 24 Hours in a Disco

3. Kiki Gyan - Keep On Dancing

4. K G Band - Disco Train

5. The Twins - Pretty Pretty Girls

6. Kiki Gyan - Sexy Dancer

7. K G Band - 4Loving You

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