Ghanaian Highlife artist Bisa Kdei is the latest African artist to feature on the Recording Academy/GRAMMY.com’s Herbal Teas & White Sofas series!
While touring internationally, Bisa Kdei likes to bring a few items that keep him calm and remind him of his home country, Ghana.
“I like tea — mint tea, to be precise. I also like some snacks. I don’t mind plantain chips,” Kdei reveals in this episode of Herbal Tea & White Sofas. If he can’t get access to mint tea, he opts for apple juice. “It acts the same as the tea: it calms me down. I need something sweet in my throat.”
Kdei recalls how common it is to see plantain chips in Ghana — around the town or within his home. “You can find it on the streets, wherever you go. Wherever you’re driving, they’ll rush to your car and offer you plantain chips. It’s beautiful in the streets,” Kdei explains.
He said that Plantains have long been part of his touring musts — not just because of their health benefits, but they’re also his home away from home.
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“Herbal Tea & White Sofas” w/ Bisa Kdei is now live on YouTube.