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Soulfège Video: Sweet Mother

September-October 2010

When the band Soulfège reinterpreted the West African classic "Sweet Mother," their version included English, Jamaican patois, Ga, and Twi—all in one verse. Watch the music video here and see how much you can catch. The video features lead singers Derrick Ashong ’97 and Jonathan Gramling ’98, and was shot in Ashong's native Ghana.

Read more about Soulfège in "Afropolitans," from the September-October 2010 issue.

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