Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Keeping the faith

When in the 1980's highlife modernized and all kinds of electronics were introduced, eventually Highlife turned Hiplife. Not my thing really, but most Ghanaians now see highlife as something from the past. One of the artists who tried to keep the tradition alive was (and is) Eric Agyeman. Starting out as lead-guitarist in K.Gyasi's Noble Kings, he developed a unique kind of mellow guitar-band Highlife with horns, often in long, suite-like tracks.
Here is one of his less known albums.













Mani Agye
(Strange cover, not? Even George Michael wouldn't dare something like this..)

7 comments:

calumbinho said...
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calumbinho said...

Hey friend, I just discovered this blog, and it's a pity that most of the links are already dead, cuz the stuff I've been able to download is beautiful. Any chance of uploading again some of the stuff?

moos said...

Thanks so much, love Eric Agyeman.

Malam Bala said...

meda'wase papapa for posting these rare tunes! its only a pity that you post only one song instead of sharing the complete album with us.

Akwaboa said...

Hi,

Malam Bala: Well, this music is very rare, and i have spend a lot of time and money getting it.
So I post only samples. If you have similar music to exchange, jus let me know..
Calumbinho: Yes, links die after some time. I'll restore them again in my next post.

Anonymous said...

Dear friend,
thanks for all these wonderful posts...
I made a great collection of highlife music from your posts...
Thank you...All the best!!!
Kostas from Greece.

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