Tag Archives: Ghana

LIVE: Hi-Life Conversations (Saturday 27th June 2020)

LIVE: Hi-Life Conversations (Saturday 27th June 2020)

Today, from 5PM, join us on Facebook for an afternoon and evening of Hi-Life sounds and words! We bring together a group of seasoned hi-life musicians from across the generations to have a conversation about Hi-Life which is an essential part of the Ghanaian cultural fabric. Conversation will be interspersed...
Preview: Hi-Life Conversations (Facebook: Saturday 27th June 2020)

Preview: Hi-Life Conversations (Facebook: Saturday 27th June 2020)

Today, from 5PM, join us on Facebook for an afternoon and evening of Hi-Life sounds and words! Hi-life music originated in present-day Ghana early in the 20th century. It harnesses the melodic and rhythmic structures of traditional Akan music, but is played mainly with Western instruments. Hi-life is distinguished by...
Album Review: Santrofi – Alewa [Outhere Records; April 2020]
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Album Review: Santrofi – Alewa [Outhere Records; April 2020]

Here to revive the golden era of highlife, box-fresh 8-piece Santrofi bridge the mid-century sound of Ghana with polished afrobeat and an azonto attitude (more on that later.) Assembled around bass player Emmanuel Ofori, whose credentials include playing with elders Ebo Taylor, and Pat Thomas and Kwashibu Area Band, the...
Radio Mukambo 449 – Let the Groove Fly!

Radio Mukambo 449 – Let the Groove Fly!

On their debut album Alewa (cd of the week), Santrofi brings a new wave of fresh highlife directly from the streets of Accra, Ghana. The eight musicians around bassist and producer Emmanuel Ofori are deeply rooted in vintage Ghanaian highlife music, with influences ranging from the fast-paced pulse of 70s...
Interview: Q&A w/ M.anifest – Growing Into and Out of Ghana

Interview: Q&A w/ M.anifest – Growing Into and Out of Ghana

It’s no secret that the hip-hop scene in Ghana and West Africa at large is more exciting than ever. From the GH hip-hop of the mid-‘90s to today’s nu-school after passing through the hiplife years, the style has made millions of adepts, followers and sales, continually re-shaping itself while always...
Visions of Sound – October 2019

Visions of Sound – October 2019

Every month, we bring you a collection of the best world music-related videos. That’s our way to give value to too often overlooked, rich and diverse artistic expressions. Listen with your eyes! Watch the full playlist:
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