Giants Of Ghanaian Danceband Highlife
- Brand: Various Artists
- Product Code: variousartists-GiantsOfGhanaianDancebandHighlife
Regular Edition in Black Vinyl
A marvelous compilation of Ghanaian dance music recorded between 1950s and 1970s. Highlife was one of the results of the unprecedented blend between the West African music tradition and various sounds and styles from the new world, especially jazz from America and calypso from the Caribbean. Highly energetic addictive music based on the combination of ancestral rhythms and modern arrangements as direct expression of the strong spirit of Independence of the period. An incredible cast of stars including astonishing sets by E.T. Mensah And The Tempos, acknowledged as the king of highlife, and the Ramblers International, a highly individual dance band mixing highlife with soul and Latin materials. Also features Kwamalah Quaye Sextetto Africana, The Black Star Band, Buddy Pipp's Highlifers, and John Santos Martins.