Living The Highlife – Ghana’s Traditional Music Pt. 1

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Heard On The Odyssey Series

Ghana, the West African country is nestled between Ivory Coast to the west, Togo to the east with Burkina Faso in the north and the Gulf of Guinea in the south. Ghana is also where the musical genre highlife originated with a festive showcase of energetic horns, at least a trio of guitars out front that showcase a style that not only thrives today across the country but is famous across the entire world as well.

Soundbed: Tk 2 Ka-Anyi Jikota 5:07 Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe The Rough Guide To Highlife, World Music Network, 2003

Episode Credits

  • Dr. Jonathan Øverby Host
  • Tom Blain Technical Director

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