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Listen To Babaliah's Vinyl Mix Of Rare Ghanian Highlife

French producer Babaliah shares "Babaliah Loves Ghana" mix, featuring Ghanian highLife music from the 1960s and 1970s.


Hailing from Bourg-en-Bresse, France producer Babaliah explores the danceable, percussion-heavy sound of Ghana in the 1960s and 1970s with his new vinyl-only mix Babaliah Loves Ghana. Clocking in at just under an hour, Babaliah shows off his impressive collection of rare Ghanian 45s, which features a wide range of different highlife acts such as Eddie Donkor, the Ashanti Brothers Band, King Pratt and his African Revolution, and Alex Konadu. Babaliah also manages to reach across the African diaspora with his inclusion of two Cuban pachanga songs, exemplifying the influence of Caribbean and Latin rhythms on the Ghanian music and dance scene that birthed the highLife genre. Stream Babaliah Loves Ghana below and check out Babaliah's mixcloud for more mixes on Cuban, Angolan, Guinean and Malian sounds.

Babaliah loves Ghana by Babaliah on Mixcloud

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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