Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ekow Redding

Another Highlife Lp, this time from Ghana on the D Fix label, released in 1977. Pretty typical of it's type and incorporating some afro-beat and line up that features a brass section, guitars , drums, keyboards and maracas.

"Highlife is a musical genre that originated in Ghana in the 1900s and spread to Sierra Leone, Nigeria and other West African countries by 1920. It is very popular in Liberia and all of English-speaking West Africa, although little has been produced in other countries due to economic challenges brought on by war and instability.

Highlife is characterized by jazzy horns and multiple guitars which lead the band. Recently it has acquired an uptempo, synth-driven sound (see Daddy Lumba). Joromi is a sub-genre."

Ekow Redding - Ono A Na Mepe No (Medley)

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