Bortier Okoe has performed around the world, and is revered as one of the most talented multi-instrumentalists in the African music genre. Well-known for his extraordinary musical gifts and exciting innovations, Bortier Okoe truly is one of Africa’s most inspirational musicians.
A composer, master drummer, dancer, multi-instrumentalist and singer from Ghana, West Africa, Bortier delivers songs in English, and his native Ghanaian languages of Ga, Twi, and Ewe. Intense and intricate rhythms blend traditional kpalogo drums, djembe, kora, and balafone with exciting vocals, guitar riffs, and horn lines, creating a new musical force – a sound which connects him with his audiences and inspires even the most reserved listener to get up and dance and sing along.
Bortier sings messages of peace, anti-poverty, connections, resilience, and tolerance – communicating across boundaries and countries. His unifying lyrics convey strong messages for humanity while his dynamic live performances are exhilarating, delivered with power, grace and a sense of humour. Bortier’s music is unique and irresistible – making a significant contribution and progression to World Music.