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Mohammed Naseehu Ali's father, Alhaji Abubakar Ali III, the emir of Ghana

Song & Memory: Ghana {format} {format} 8:16 Ann Heppermann, Rick Moody & Kara Oehler

Mohammed Naseehu Ali is a native of Ghana, the son of the emir, or king, of the Muslims in that African nation. Unlike his brothers and cousins, Ali left Ghana to be educated in the United States. Instead of returning to tribal politics, he became a musician and writer. But he hasn't left behind the memories of a song so important to his childhood in Ghana: "Kyenkyen Bi Adi Mawu" by Alhaki K. Frimpong and his Cubano Fiesta.

Broadcast: May 13 2006 on APM Weekend AmericaSeries: Song & Memory Subjects: World, International, Youth, Music