FRANCIS (PAAPA) NYARKOH
Francis (Paapa) Nyarkoh was born in Ghana, West Africa and emigrated to the US in 2002.A self-taught musician whose style combines African rhythms with hardcore authenticity, Jamaican reggae sounds and Calypso and Soca beats from around the Caribbean.
Paapa has worked and toured extensively with many major artists including Hugh Mesekela, Glen Washington, Everton Blender, Chico Debarge, Kirk Davis, Kenyatta Hill, Kwame Badiako, Prestige and Magic System to name but a few. Amongst his album credits are Shasha Marley, Dede Mbiaku, Strykers Posse, Shangoband, Desi-I and most recently The Original Wailers new album ‘ Justice’ where he produces a high-energy pulsating rhythm that ‘hits you’.
His energetic style brings an arousing energy to the crowd at every show. Paapa is featured on Yamaha & Sonar drums on the new T.O.W album. Look forward to a wicked new drum style in which many people are going to be interested in knowing how this young man in his mid 20’s will become an international influence.