Discover Albums of the latest and loved, and the ones to look out for. Loading player…. Scrobble from Spotify? Connect to Spotify Dismiss. Search Search. Tags Related to: african africa ghana nigeria afrobeat world Highlife is a musical genre that originated in Ghana in the s and spread to Sierra Leone, Nigeria and other West African countries by It is very popular in Liberia and all of English-speaking West Africa, although little has been produced in other countries due to economic challenges brought on Highlife (Low Life Remix) (Radio Edit) - Greazy Meal - Digitalize World Greaze (CD) war and instability.
Highlife is characterized by jazzy horns and multiple guitars which lead the band. Recently it has acquired an uptempo, synth-driven sound. Joromi is a sub-genre. View wiki. Highlife is a musical genre that originated in Ghana in the s and spread to Sierra Leone, Nigeria and other West African countries by It is very popular in Liberia and all of English-speaking West Africa, although little has been produced in other countries due to economic challenge… read more.
In the s, Ghanaian musicians incorporated foreign influences like the foxtrot and calypso with Ghanaian rhythms like osibisaba Fante. The dance orchestra leader Yebuah Mensah E. The people outside called it the highlife as they did not reach the class of the couples going inside, who not only had to pay a relatively high entrance fee of about 7s 6d seven shillings and sixpencebut also had to wear full evening dress, including top-hats if they could afford it. In the s, the music diverged into two distinct streams: dance band highlife and guitar band highlife.
Guitar band highlife featured smaller bands and, at least initially, was most common in rural areas. Because of the history of stringed instruments like the seprewa in the region, musicians were happy to incorporate the guitar. They also used the dagomba style, borrowed from Kru sailors from Liberia, to create highlife's two-finger picking style.
Nyame and his Akan Trio helped to popularize guitar band highlife, and would release over records during Highlife (Low Life Remix) (Radio Edit) - Greazy Meal - Digitalize World Greaze (CD) lifetime. In the post-war period, larger dance orchestras began to be replaced by smaller professional dance bands, typified by the success of E.
Mensah and the Tempos. As foreign troops departed, the primary audiences became increasingly Ghanaian, and the music changed to cater to their tastes. Mensah's fame soared after he played with Louis Armstrong in Accra in Mayand he eventually earned the nickname, the "King of Highlife".
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Reggae highlife. For other uses, see High life disambiguation. Palm-wine music Akan music other African music Akan folklore. Guitar horns vocals. Makossa Afrobeat Igbo Highlife (Low Life Remix) (Radio Edit) - Greazy Meal - Digitalize World Greaze (CD). Live on Worldwide FM for a special 5 hour show - Around the world in 40 record stores.
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