Ghana Special 2: Electronic Highlife & Afro Sounds in the Diaspora, 1980-93: Triple Vinyl LP
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Ghana Special 2: Electronic Highlife & Afro Sounds in the Diaspora, 1980-93: Triple Vinyl LP

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Label: Soundway
Release Date: 10th May

Another insta-classic comp from Soundway as they delve back into the rich Highlife sounds of Ghana. It's a global affair this collection as many Ghanian musicians found themselves relocating to Europe and North America their new homes bought in new inspirations from Disco, Boogie, New Wave and Caribbean sounds. Perfect comps for packing in a DJ bag for vinyl sets.

Highlighting a time when the burgeoning Ghanaian diaspora across Europe and
North America was utilising new music technology and recording techniques. A
period of movement, emigration and innovation.

The dawn of the 80s saw an increase in emigration following a period of political
upheaval at home, with many Ghanaians moving to Europe - especially Germany -
to find work. Musicians recording both at home and abroad began to blend
highlife with outside influences, taking inspiration from US disco and boogie,
European new wave and Caribbean zouk and soca, reflecting new surroundings
and cementing musical connections forged in London, Hamburg, Toronto and
New York.

Ghana Special celebrates this key period of musical innovation and cultural
exchange that redefined the parameters of Ghanaian music and accelerated the
cultural exchange between West Africa and Europe.

1. The Godfathers - Ebe Ye Yie Ni
2. Pat Thomas - Gye Wani
3. Bessa Simons - Sii Nana
4. Rex Gyamfi - Obiara Bewu
5. Pepper, Onion, Ginger & Salt - M.C. Mambo
6. Andy Vans - Adjoa Amisa

Disc 2
1. Starlite - Anoma Koro
2. Abdul Raheem - Alaiye
3. Ernest Honny - New Dance
4. Kwasi Afari Minta - Barima Nsu
5. Marijata - Otanhunu
6. Jon K – Asafo

Disc 3
1. Dadadi - Jigi Jigi
2. Gyedu Blay Ambolley - Apple
3. Charles Amoah - Fre Me (Call Me)
4. George Darko - Kaakyire Nua
5. Nan Mayen - Mumude
6. Nana Budjei - Asobrachie


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