Various Artists - Giants Of Ghanian Danceband HighlifeLabel: Naked Lunch
A marvelous compilation of Ghanaian dance Music recorded between 1950's and 1970's. 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.