Anthony Reebop Kwaku Baah

Anthony Reebop Kwaku Baah (Feb. 13, 1944 – Jan. 12, 1983) was a Ghanaian percussionist who recorded five solo albums and did stints with several big-name jazz and rock acts on the U.S., U.K., and German scenes. He first appeared in 1968 on the album Out of the Frying Pan by English soul-jazz band Wynder K. Frog. The following year, he played on back-to-back albums by American jazz pianist Randy Weston.

In 1971, Reebop joined Traffic and appeared on the band’s two live albums and final three studio albums. Concurrently, he recorded two solo albums for the Island and Phillips labels. The late ’70s found him in the latter-day lineup of German jam-rockers Can, alongside Jamaican Traffic-cohort Rosko Gee. In 1982, he recorded an album with multi-national jazz-rock band Zahara and worked on a new solo album, Melodies in a Jungle Man’s Head. Both albums would appear posthumous to his death early the following year from a brain hemorrhage.


  • Reebop (1972)
  • Anthony Reebop Kwaku Bah (1973)
  • Trance (Kwaku Baah & Ganoua, 1977)
  • Roots Funkadelia (Adere̩mi Kabaka, 1980)
  • Melodies in a Jungle Man’s Head (1989, recorded 1982)

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