Georges Kouakou was born in Anyama in October 12th 1960, a suburb of Abidjan in the Ivory Coast. Having a Ghanaian father and Ivorian mother, George's family moved to Ghana at the age of seven to start his education. George attended the Nsuta Methodist Primary School and later on continued in the middle school in Tarkwa in the western region in Ghana. Georges started his early musical lessons with his father in Ghana where he was the organist in the Methodist church. Later, he moved back to the Ivory Coast and joined his maternal family where he started studying in the National Institute of Arts in Abidjan in 1976. He started his professional musical career in the north of Ivory Coast in the Makumba night club in Ferkessedougou. In 1977, he was the main keyboardist at the l'OFI de Bouak?, and then in Abidjan at the l'Ochestre de la RTI (The TV Orchestra) in 1981-1984, where he met with Alpha Blondy and arranged the artist's first album 'Jah Glory'. In 1985 Alpha Blondy formed his first Band (The Natty Rebels) and asked Georges to join him as a keyboardist and a producer. Georges spent a good 10 years with the mega reggae star producing songs like: Rasta Poue, Cocody Rock, Jerusalem, Sweet Fanta Diallo and ETC.
In 1990 after a US tour with Alpha Blondy, Georges decided to move to the USA, to Atlanta, GA. After few years in the south of the United States, he moved to Maryland where he lives and produces many artists, such as Yellowman, Ismael Isaac, Serges Kassy, Hamed Farras, and Mateo Monk, and also performs with groups like the Wailers Band, Culture, the Abyssinians, I Jah Man, and the Meditations. Georges also owns a home studio in the Maryland area. #georgeskouakou #producer #arranger #anyama #keyboardist #ghana #alphablondy #thenattyrebels #happyearthday #rudelatinskaweb🎹🎶🎹🎤