Augusto met Ranzie in Italy after her arrival
from Ghana during the 90's and became her friend.
Ranzie shares the Faith with Augusto and so their
relationship became so profound that she came
to Monza on the occasion of the presentations
at the Circle of Poets of Monza and Brianza of
some of Augusto's books and she enlightened the
present with a marvellous concert.
Princess of the Fanti population in Ghana, RANZIE
started her career very young. Her father, a lecturer
of music, pianist, researcher, one of the most
important ethnomusicologists in the African continent;
it is thanks to his detailed work the discovery
of a population through musical notes. Her mother,
a singer - Ranzie grew in a world of music.
has made various recordings, among which THE
MUSIC OF THE MOUNTAIN, presented by RAI UNO
INTERNATIONAL and AMAZING GRACE presented on
the cover of the magazine FEDELTA DEL SUONO.
never 'sings' or'executes' but interprets, each
time enriching 'her' music with a thousand different
." Francesco Pesavento (Fedeltà
So many concerts in the African Continent, Europe
and finally in Italy: the show in Turin in Piazza
San Carlo with MIRIAM MAKEBA with an
audience of 20,000 persons, the Festival in
San Severino Marche with PAT METHENEY,
JIMMY CLIFF, GILBERTO GIL, the concert
at the Lauro Rossi Theatre in Macerata, the
recital at the Regio Theatre in Parma and in
Reggia of Caserta.
RANZIE has also dealt with the translation of
the autobiography of MIRIAM MAKEBA from English
into French. In 1995 she was invited to sing
on the occasion of the World Summit of the Heads
of State on the Social Development in Copenhagen
and at the one on the environment in Berlin.
She has held a recital at Riccione with ENZO
JANNACCI on the occasion of the assignments
of the journalistic awards entitled ILARIA ALPI.
1998 and 1999 she attracted to the Théàtre
de la Mutualité in Paris more than 2,000
persons to applaud her. She has been a guest
on television programmes for RAI UNO and RAI
TRE and for the MAURIZIO COSTANZO SHOW and the
TAPPETO VOLANTE on TMC.
1999, Ranzie held a concert in the elegant city
theatre in Ferrara where CLAUDIO ABBADO,
a concert artist, opens the season every year
The theatre was packed and at the end of the
concert a 1,000 persons applauded for 10 minutes.
In April 2000 in Livorno, RANZIE sang with the
songwriter RON on occasion of a day entitled
"I HAVE A DREAM"of Martin Luther King,
for an audience of over 2000 persons.
RANZIE has sung at the EXPO 2000 in Hannover,
Germany in September for 10 consecutive days.
She received newspaper reviews and transmissions
on the German national television.
"An angel with dark skin has come to Ascoli
to bring into the splendid setting of the Cathedral
her message of solidarityand hope
princess overwhelmed her public with deeply
significant songs. In concert she gave to everyone
two hours of pure enjoyment; even the bishop
was enraptured by the princess's overwhelming
happiness following the rhythm of the songs
"Alessandra de Bari (Il Messaggero)
October 2001, RANZIE started a tournée
of concerts in Canada and the United States
in the cities of Victoria (British Columbia),
Vancouver, Los Angeles, Orange County and San