Tag Archives: Santrofi

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...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo’s Top 30 Albums of 2020 (#15 to #1)

Podcast: Radio Mukambo’s Top 30 Albums of 2020 (#15 to #1)

The last podcast of the year must be the best, that’s why Radio Mukambo brings you the top 15 albums of 2020. Join the groove train for a trans-Atlantic and pan-African trip that takes you from Africa to Latin America, bridges the gap between Europe, North-America and Australia, passing by...
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]  ...
Playlist: Radio Krimi’s Catch of the Month (May 2020)

Playlist: Radio Krimi’s Catch of the Month (May 2020)

With so much good music being published and uploaded every month, we constantly find hard to keep up with all the releases. Luckily, “we get by with a little help from our friends”… We are more than thrilled to welcome and introduce you to Chamonix-based online radio, record label, DJs...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #449 – Let the Groove Fly!

Podcast: 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...