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Meet Mr Yaw Dela Botri, a prolific Music Composer.

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Trend is rare that’s why Trend Africa appreciate every talent it’s comes across.

Today, we are celebrating Mr Yaw Dela Botri who is a music composer, sing writer and a lot more.

We appreciate him today because he has contributed his part towards Ghana Music.

Below is a biography about Mr Yaw Dela Botri.

Name: Yaw Dela Botri
Sex: Male
Date of Birth: 22 May 1969
Profession: Musician (Music Instructor, Lecturer, Composer, Song writer, Producer)
Instruments: Atenteben (Ghanaian bamboo flute), African Percussion, Gomé drum, Xylophone, Rattle,
Cow bell & voice

Job title: Artistic Director
Employer: Self Employed (Founder, leader & Artistic Director of Hewale Sounds)
Telephone: +233 244 36 10 71
E-mail : hewalesounds@yahoo.com; hewalesounds@gmail.com
Social web: Facebook: Yaw Dela Botri, Twitter:# DelaBotri, Youtube: Dela Botri
Address: GP14420, Cantonments, Accra, Ghana, West Africa

Education
Middle School Leaving Certificate 1979

Professional Experience:
Musician
Kindly revert to attached summarized biography.

Teaching/instructing

Employer Field Year

Bishop Bowers School Music Instructor for Atenteben & African Percussion 1991 – 1993
Accra – Ghana

Restoration Academy School Music Instructor for Atenteben 1991 – 1994
Accra – Ghana

University of Ghana Lecturer & Instructor, Music Department 1996 – 2004
International Center for African
Music & Dance
Legon – Ghana

Ghana International School Music Instructor for African Percussion 2002
Accra – Ghana

ALBUMS RELEASED

Band album titled ‘TOBOLI’ 2017

SOLO album: ‘NAA AYELE’ 2012

Band album: ‘AMEWUGA’ 2010

SOLO album: ‘SANTROFI’ 2008

SOLO album: ‘TABERIYIBA’ 2007

SOLO album: ‘BAKUYE’ 2000

New Horizons with Hewale Sounds. Composed 1999
By Dela Botri (Accra – Ghana)
“AKEBA” a traditional Kpanlogo music with 1995
Emashie Sounds. Accra – Ghana

OPUS ONE with the Pan African Orchestra 1994
United Kingdom

AWARDS RECEIVED

Ghana Music Honours award 2013

Best Traditional Artiste of the Year 2008

WORK EXPERIENCE

Weekly live music at the Royal Senchi Hotel, Senchi Ongoing

Weekly live music at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Accra Ongoing

Fortnightly live music at the Holiday Inn, Accra Ongoing
Undertook a cross cultural project organised by Israeli Embassy in Accra
with Hewale Sounds and Mattan Klein and his jazz band (Israel) 2017

Hewale Sounds 21st Anniversary Concert at +233, Piano Bar, Royal Senchi
with Katrine Suwalski (Denmark), featuring Della Hayes 2017

Live performance with my band, Hewale Sounds at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel
for a visiting World Bank delegation to Accra 2017

Together with my band, Hewale Sounds, we performed at the Columbia
National Day at the Dubois Centre 2017

Heart to Heart fund raising concert at Alliance Francais with Guy Dvir (Israel),
Kwabena and Abajo Group (Ghana) 2017

Performed at the Copenhagen Jazz festival in Denmark as part of a project
Between Ameton (Ghana) and Another World Jazz Band (Denmark) 2017

I was artiste in residence and together with other artiste across the world,
Collaborated with the University of Glasgow on a project called
‘Broken Word, Broken World’ in the UK. This was follow-up to the Ghana project 2017

Performed with Guy Dvir (Israel) at the Israel National Day at
Kempiski hotel Accra 2017

Worked with a Grammy Winner, Joss Stone on a collaboration and
Presentation at the +233 Jazz Club 2017

Together with my band, Hewale Sounds, we played at the
National Day of Israel in Kempiski hotel, Accra 2016

I was artiste in residence and together with other artiste across the world,
collaborated with the University of Glasgow on a project called
‘Broken Word, Broken World’ in Ghana 2016

Together with my band, Hewale Sounds, we played at the
Columbia National Day in Accra 2016

Worked on a 3-week cross-cultural project with Ha Orchestra based in the UK 2015

Worked with Renee Perez, Grammy Award winner on a recording
dubbed ‘tracing his roots’ 2015

Collaboration of French and Ghanaian music which I led on in Ghana
with a band called Citi Highlife Band from Paris 2015

Workshop organised by Goethe Institute to teach dancers of
Tamale Youth home how to use the Atenteben (traditional flute) 2015

Attended a Jazz festival at the invitation of Jazz Ouagadougou
in association with Alliance Francais, Accra – Ouagadougou 2015

Was part of a musical ambassadors’ project that combined
traditional instruments and music from Ghana with classical western
elements – Germany 2015

Composed music for UNICEF for ‘Persons living with disabilities
without any support’ 2014

Music Instructor, Royal Dutch Conservatory of Music 2014

Flute Instructor at a workshop organisation by Melody 7 Music School – Paris 2014

Artist in Residence at Alliance Francaise with Sabine Boye 2013

Workshop for Children, teaching them how to sing
traditional songs – Prague, Czech 2013

Workshop at World Trade Fair as Musical Director
to direct a group of musicians and dancers from Ghana – Dubai 2012

Workshop at World Trade Fair as Musical Director
to direct a group of musicians and dancers – Korea 2012

Sybelius Academy Finland: African percussion, Flute and singing workshops 2010

Lucent Theatre of The Hague, the Netherlands 2010

I participated in the International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP)
organised by the US State Department 2010

Royal Conservatory of The Hague, the Netherlands
African percussion, singing and use of flute. A 6-week workshop with the World Music-
Classical and recorder Department 2009

Performed at the Pan African Art Festival in Algeria 2009

Together with my band, Hewale Sounds undertook a West African tour to
Mali, Niger, Togo, Senegal, Mauritania, Guinea Conakry, to showcase our music
to sub-saharan Africa.

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