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October 3, 2023

The music industry is not creating anything new, the fundamental is just copying – Dope Nation

Ghanaian twin music duo, Dope Nation has said that the basis of music creation in Ghana is copying.

They pointed out that we cannot call what we do in current times new as most of it is a modification of that of the old, adding that our fundamentals are all about copying.

“Our fundamentals when it comes to music is copying because when you take our progressions and melodies, they are from old songs. We just bite them and create them into something new,” they stated.

The musical duo added that “We can’t say we’re creating something new; it can’t happen because the keys and melodies are just there and have been exhausted; the only thing that can be done is to make them evolve.”

According to the twin brothers, “The new sounds we have now are piano and afrobeat. We didn’t do well with the growth of Afrobeat especially when it was coming in Ghana.

We should look out for what is happening.”Dope Nation took advantage of the platform given to them on TV3 Newday to talk about the inspiration behind the new sound they are working on which is called ‘Ghanapiano’.

“The world is now listening to Africa. The world is literally listening to piano so we feel like this is the time… The uniqueness is already there; we just need to research into it and use our instrument to design our own tune,” they noted, adding that “The thing about this is it’s a fusion. We are taking different genres and fusing them into that.”

When the host, Berla Mundi asked whether they are confident Ghanaians will love what they are working on, they answered in the affirmative, indicating that some of their previous tracks already had ‘Ghanapiano’ on them and the only difference is the fact that it is now being given identity.

“Yes. Well, they already have. We jam to ‘Gboza’ and ‘Clap’. We are already jamming to it. It’s just that we are bringing people’s minds to it,” they mentioned.

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