Audio: Ebo Taylor 'Yaa Amponsah'

“I wanted to go back to a highlife feeling with this album,” says Ebo Taylor who does just that, as evident by the classic single, "Yaa Amponsah". Taylor, the veteran musician who has been making music for over 5 decades, shares a real treasure with this single. A staple recording for highlife artists dating back to the 1920s, the song "Yaa Amponsah" is about a Cape Coastal man so smitten by a woman's beauty that he asks her to marry him, and divorce her husband.  Similar traditional Fante songs, chants, and children’s rhymes contribute to Taylor’s personal journey in music that he wishes to keep alive. Stream "Yaa Amponsah" below!

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South African Health Minister Tests Positive for COVID-19

South African Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize and has wife, Dr May Mkhize, have both tested positive for COVID-19. Dr Mkhize has encouraged South Africans to continue social distancing whilst undergoing self-isolation.

According to TimesLIVE South African Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize has publicly stated that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Mkhize shared the news via social media this past Sunday. The news has been disappointing for many South Africans as Mkhize has been actively and competently guiding the country through the national lockdown through his medical expertise. Messages of support have poured in on Twitter after the release of the Minister's statement.

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