SK Kakraba, Ghanaian Xylophonist

Photo of SK Kakraba at his home in Highland Park, Los Angeles. Photo by Jim Newberry.

I recently discovered (via this LA Weekly article), that there’s a world class Ghanaian xylophonist (gyil player to be precise) living in my neighborhood, so naturally I contacted him to see if I could arrange a photo session. His name is SK Kakraba, and he kindly invited me over to his house, where I shot these photos today. Angeleno’s can catch him this Friday performing at the beautiful Getty Museum.

Photo of SK Kakraba at his home in Highland Park, Los Angeles. Photo by Jim Newberry.