Borborbor is the most popular style of recreational music in the Volta Region; it links traditional drumming rhythms with proverbial lyrics that frequently include Christian themes.
Born Again Afrikan “BAA” is hosting the first ever Best Borborbor competition on 3rd December 2016, at their venue Atimpoku located adjacent the adomi bridge on Juapong Road .
Speaking to the Managing director of Born Again Afrika, Mr.Yazid Muhammad, he said this is the first time we are organizing something like this in this district so we are expecting more crowd, also the limit of contestants is 10bands/groups so organize your Borborbor band register early!!!
When Mr.Yazid was asked about motivate behind this program he said ,the program is targeting the traditional side of farmers day in Ghana and also discover great talent in the Asuogyaman district as far as Borborbor is concern, we are also hosting this program to ultimate blend of old and new .
According to Mrs. Brenda Muhammad the Ceo of Born Again Afrika, she said Born Again Afrikan Ghana soul Food is inviting every Borborbor band/group in the Asuogyaman & north Tong district to participate in the competition and represent their community because there is a cash prize of GH₵500.00 and other great prizes but there is also a deadline for registration so please register now to avoid the penalty.
Borborbor is often played at celebrations and funerals but Borborbor drummers weave moderate beats while women dancers and singers revolve around them. Women singers carry two white handkerchiefs that they twirl in the air at the end of a drumming period. A bugle may be used to add spice to the music. There is usually one song leader who will sing the first line of a song and lead the people from one song to the next by combining the meanings of different songs in unique ways to evoke the spirit of the particular occasion. Everyone in the community may participate in these performances which usually begin at dusk and can continue well into the night and even until dawn. Borborbor dance is very suggestive and many boy- girl liaisons develop during these events.
See you at Born Again Afrikan Ghana Soul food on 3rd December 2016.
Source: FRANK OWUSU KOJ ASIAMAH (FOKA)