Yaw Sarpong Shares Stage With Blind Musicians
Gospel musician Yaw Sarpong over the weekend shared a stage with a group of blind musicians at Abuakwa, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, at an unplanned fund raising concert.
Sarpong, leader of the the Asumafo Band, with over 40 years’ experience in the music industry, had to join the group in an ’emergency’ when he spotted the group perform.
While stuck in the heavy Abuakwa traffic, the leader of the Asumafo Band noticed that an offering bowl to solicit for financial support by the group was empty.
Touched by it, he quickly jumped off his car together with his long time lead singer, Maame Tiwaa, doled out seed money of GHc100, before taking over the stage.
His ability to control the stage and the profound scripturally-based content of his lyrics, attracted a large crowd.
As if they had been rehearsing prior to the ’emergency’ performance, Maame Tiwaa’s silky voice blended beautifully with that of the group’s, while Sarpong appealed to the crowd who had gathered to donate.
Amazingly, the spectators couldn’t differentiate between his recordings on CD and that of the live performance.
Amid cheers, jumping, clapping and waving of handkerchiefs, funds were raised were handed over to the blind team before the members of Asumafo Band continued with their journey.
Historically, Yaw Sarpong humbly began it all with the Ahensan Gospel Band based in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region as a musician apprentice. He later detached himself and formed his own group which he named ‘Yaw Sarpong and Asomafo’.
He has 25 hit albums to his credit.