Ghanaian singer and kologo player King Ayisoba at @CafeOto last night. Never heard a voice quite like it. Or rather two voices. Ayisoba alternates between a booming, rasping, rusted metal chest voice and a strangulated bleat – the voice he used to talk to animals when he was a herder. He's backed up by visceral kologo grooves, talking drum, djembe, dorgo hunting horn and sinyaka, a spherical shaker played by Ayunne Sule, who juggled it with the finesse of an NBA all star. As though it was stuck to his palms. A kologo is a two string lute with a skin-covered calabash resonator, believed to be the ancient ancestor of the banjo. Banjos don't groove like this though!