The KYF! Invitational is a series of 8 videos. As the name suggests, this is an invitation to collaborate, initiated by the members of KYF!. The concept is original: each artist presents a composition of their choice with the constraint of integrating a traditional African instrument. From this proposal, the musicians of KYF! create an afro-electro instrumental piece.

To launch the project, the KYF team shares the performance of KyeKyeKu, a Ghanaian artist living in France who has been presenting his afro funk project KyeKyeKu & the Ghanalogue Highlife on the stages of Europe for several years.


Guitarist, singer and composer drawing his inspiration from the palmwine and highlife styles of his country, KyeKyeKu has decided to represent the Penpensiwa, an African instrument from the idiophone family. He wields this cousin of the mbira -an instrument familiar in Ghana, Mali or Zimbabwe- to offer a remarkably retro-futuristic electro-acoustic rapped performance.

In Ghanaian Twi, the expression “Kwi kwi kwi kwi” is a way of jokingly expressing disapproval of an idea or proposal, in this case that of religious preachers who focus on the path to paradise while forgetting the environmental challenges

Explore more musical collaborations in the KYF! series HERE

Creative Credits

Music: @kyftheband / KYF! Band x @lekyekyeku / Kyekyeku