Berima Amo is an embodiment of what African music is all about. A great storyteller through his music, he plays songs that celebrate UNITY, JOY, and LIFE through West African dance rhythms fused with jazz and soul.
He has traveled extensively through South America, Europe, and Africa giving performances and workshops teaching the joys of African music. Berima Amo’s passion is to collaborate with artists from different cultures to foster peace and harmony around the world. His trumpet and voice, a vessel for the wonderful message he conveys about identity and lifting ones self up.
Berima Amo was nominated for “Best Music Producer” in the AGMMA Awards held yearly in London. As part of the 40 years celebration of Bijlmer Amsterdam, Berima Amo was selected for a photo exhibition showcasing some of the most influential musicians in Amsterdam. He has featured twice with Konrad Koselleck Big Band.
Berima Amo and his music foundation BETTER MUSIC AFRICA in a joint effort with the Kwame Nkrumah University in Kumasi organized a massive concert with Palm wine music legend Koo Nimo in Kumasi, to reintroduce authentic African folk music to a younger generation. This foundation is to help bring real authentic African music back to the mainstream, also organize music stages and festivals, and, foster collaborations between artists from different cultures. A multimedia facility is been constructed in Ghana at the moment to help Berima achieve his foundation goals.
Berima is excited about touring with his band after the covid lockdowns. 3members of his Nkabom Afro Band have individually been featured on CNN’s“ African Voices” documentaries. He is currently working on a chamber music project in Amsterdam where “African music meets Classical music” with a Dutch organization called Music Stages from the Concert Gebouw Orchestra.
Berima Amo is endorsed by the Austrian instruments maker Schagerl MusicGmbH. He plays a Schagerl