Tag Archives: Highlife

Ghanaian Jazz enthusiasts collaborate on musical eulogy in honor of Highlife legend Paapa Yankson

Paapa Yankson

US-Based Jazz Guitarist, Business Owner and Technology Specialist Nathan Pryce, teamed up with musician friends in Ghana to record a musical eulogy honoring the memory of legendary Ghanaian Highlife musician Paapa Yankson. Mr. Pryce in an interview with TheAfricanDream.net late August 2017 said he “sadly heard of the passing of the great Paapa while I was vacationing in Ghana. As a jazz …

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The Day Rexford Nkansah Met Ambolley

Not everyone gets the opportunity to meet a music legend in their lifetime, and the sooner the encounter is, the better the experience, in my case I guess. As I woke up in the morning of 2016, September 8, all I could think of was meeting one of Ghana’s finest music legend. A legend who’s style concocted with a unique …

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Gyedu Blay-Ambolley on Simigwado and highlife history

Cover of the new album Gyedu-Blay Ambolley is one of the most original musicians to come out of Ghana, he is noted for being a pioneering highlife musician, songwriter, producer, composer and the inventor of the ‘Simigwa‘ genre. I recently had the opportunity of speaking with the ‘Simigwa‘ inventor about his association with highlife music from Ghana which emerged in the …

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