Tag Archives: Ghana

Daily Discovery: M3nsa – Forward

Daily Discovery: M3nsa – Forward

Check out the new single by Accra-based singer/songwriter and MC M3nsa.   Talking about the track, the hiplife and Afro-fusion artist explained, “the lyrics for the verses was just me looking for a mantra that allows me to continue ‘going’ when I feel I’ve got nothing else to offer and...
Your Ticket to… 2020 (in 20+1 Albums)

Your Ticket to… 2020 (in 20+1 Albums)

Hard to believe that such a dire and dramatic year could inspire such an abundance of remarkable albums. Or maybe, on the contrary, the multitude of emotions sparked by the pandemic and our new life’s circumstances might have been the main reasons why musicians were able to write, record and...
Preview: Osibisa @ The Jazz Cafe (London; Wednesday 30th September 2020)

Preview: Osibisa @ The Jazz Cafe (London; Wednesday 30th September 2020)

After months and months of “virtual” events, we are more than thrilled to finally restart writing about a “physical” one featuring a good and proper institution of the UK scene celebrating its 50th anniversary. Since the mid-50’s, Teddy Osei has spread the Ghanaian highlife bug far and wide, but it’s...
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...
Rhythm Passport Free Compilation – Vol. 49 – May 2020

Rhythm Passport Free Compilation – Vol. 49 – May 2020

Download this exclusive FREE Rhythm Passport album TODAY! Preview of the album:   This Album is no longer available however if you want to receive exclusive access to a free album like this each month just sign up to our monthly newsletter by filling in the form below:   [chimpy_form forms=”1]  ...