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Alewa, Santrofi’s new highlife wave
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Alewa, Santrofi's new highlife wave

The young Ghanaian band Santrofi, releases their debut album Alewa bringing highlife full circle. The young band Santrofi is composed of eight musicians and led by bassist and producer Emmanuel Ofori. Armed with trombone, guitar, drums, and keyboards, they […]

Highlife and house intertwine on the album Wono by Koichi Sakai and Afla Sackey
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Highlife and house intertwine on the album Wono by Koichi Sakai and Afla Sackey

The two artists, with this first collaborative project, present Wono, which will be released on March 13 by Olindo records. Wono is a collaborative album between London-based Tokyo producer Koichi Sakai, who has been mixing […]

Dr. Victor Olaiya: the man, the music, the maestro
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Dr. Victor Olaiya: the man, the music, the maestro

It’s been called the end of the golden age of highlife. Announced on February 12th 2020, Victor Abimbola Olaiya (OON) was confirmed to have passed on. He breathed his last breath within the walls of the […]

Sir Jean captures the energy of the 70s highlife scene with new album
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Sir Jean captures the energy of the 70s highlife scene with new album

Watch the latest video of the energetic single “Rock it Steady” from Silver & Gold released last week. The magnetic singer with a stunningly deep voice, Sir Jean, teamed up with NMB Afrobeat Experience to […]

Highlife legend Gyedu-Blay Ambolley returns with new album, 11th Street, Sekondi
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Highlife legend Gyedu‑Blay Ambolley returns with new album, 11th Street, Sekondi

Ghanaian highlife star and renowned saxophonist, singer and guitarist Gyedu-Blay Ambolley returns with 11th Street, Sekondi, his 32nd albums since his debut in 1973. The Ghanian legend’s latest release shows off a pride of heritage, and […]

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Pat Thomas, the tireless golden voice of highlife
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Pat Thomas, the tireless golden voice of highlife

The Ghanaian singer released his new album on October 4th. Just before his European tour, Pat Thomas invited us to Accra, the capital city of Ghana. Photography by Sonia Achdjian It is in the western part of […]

Highlife legend Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band announces sophomore album ‘Obiaa!’
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Highlife legend Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band announces sophomore album ‘Obiaa!’

A deep and soulful journey into the heart of Ghana’s indigenous highlife music. The 72-year-old “Golden Voice of Africa” Pat Thomas, Ghanaians producers Kwame Yeboah and Ben Abarbanel-Wolff from the Kwashibu Area Band announced the release of their sophomore […]

Ebo Taylor’s lost album to be released 40 years later
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Ebo Taylor's lost album to be released 40 years later

The tapes from Palaver, recorded in the 80s in Nigeria by the Ghanaian highlife legend, were forgotten in a backroom of Tabansi Records‘ studios. The now 83 years old electric highlife pionneer Ebo Taylor will finally have his album Palaver released. Native of Cape Coast, […]