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Old African Music

RIP Nana Kwame Ampadu

Renowned Ghanaian highlife musician, Nana Ampadu, died on September 28, 2021. In this interview from 2007, historian Jennifer Hart talks with him about the music that made him famous.

God was everywhere in the street
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Old African Music

Ebo Taylor & Uhuru Yenzu – You Need Love

From the Conflict Nkru! album, originally released in 1980.

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Old African Music

Edo Funk Explosion

During the 80s, an intoxicating subgenre of highlife was born in Benin City, the heart of Edo State (south-western Nigeria), with Sir Victor Uwaifo, adding synthesizers and electric guitars to contribute to this new genre of psychedelic infused Funk.