Nigerian Legend Fatai Rolling Dollar’s Musical Legacy
Video: VIP ‘Pampanaa’ feat. EL
We interview Ghanaian hiplife godfathers VIP who are surprised to see azonto spreading overseas.
Video: Ebo Taylor ‘Ayesama’
Watch the music video for “Ayesama” off Ebo Taylor‘s Appia Kwa Bridge>, out now.
Video: Flavour N’Abania
Get turned onto Naija’s new highlife king Flavour N’Abania with his clips for “Adamma” and “Oyi (Remix)”.
Audio: Ebo Taylor ‘Yaa Amponsah’
Stream the classic single “Yaa Amponsah” by Ghanaian Highlife musician Ebo Taylor.
NYC: Voodoo Funk Party + Joneeba African Dance This Saturday
We know your calendar is hoppin this weekend with loads of CMJ shows, but allow us to throw two more hats into the ring.
Audio: 1977 Ghanaian Highlife From Vis-A-Vis
Minneapolis imprint Secret Stash is reissuing Vis-A-Vis‘ 1977 Obi Agye Me Dofo LP, an album of classic highlife grooves infused with synthesizer hits from K. Frimpong‘s backing band.
Tracka De Day: Auntie Flo “Highlife”
Auntie Flo cooks up a banger packed with incessant kwaito percussion and synth outbursts.
Video: George Danquah’s “Hot and Jumpy” LP teaser w/ bonus audio track
Preview the reissue of Ghana’s George Danquah’s only solo LP, “Hot and Heavy,” (from the 70’s) with a video and a song.
Revivalist’s African Jazz Issue: Highlife Redux
Revivalist takes you through the history and the giants of highlife music.
Kweku Ananse Remixes a Musical, Free EP
Kweku Ananse has remixed tracks from “Coz Ov Moni” the first musical done entirely in pidgen using samples from Fela Kuti, Bilal and More …