Category Archives: music

YouTube Tuesday #11: Dancing in Jamestown

Dancing, drumming, and music are very important parts of peoples every day live and the culture in Ghana.  The West African Talking drum was the way of communication in West Africa before their were phones or ways to get around … Continue reading

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Music Video Monday #11: King Ayisoba, The Whole World

I love this video it ties so much of Ghana together into five minutes and 9 seconds.  It tells the sorry of a man in the Shantis along the railroad tracks who buys a traditional instrument that is played from … Continue reading

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Music Video Monday #10: We Need Love, by Papa Wastik

You can not go anywhere in Ghana without hearing reggae and because of that it holds an important place in many Ghanaians lives and also the memories of those who visit Ghana.  We started the Music Video Monday series with … Continue reading

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Music Video Monday #9: Ghana Black Stars Brilliant Team Unity – CAN 2012

This is arguably not a music video but it has to do with Ghana and musically focused.  In this video you will see the Black Stars Soccer Team of Ghana who is yet undefeated (one tie) in the current Cup of African … Continue reading

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Music Video Monday #8: Azonto by Fuse ODG and Tiffany

Here is a music video with a beat specifically for the Azonto Dance that has taken Ghana, by storm and parts of the UK and East Coast of the US.  Azonto started out as a dance in upper secondary schools … Continue reading

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Music Video Monday #7: Becca, ‘African Woman’

This is our first showcase of a female Ghanaian artist, and this song happens to be a tribute to the African Woman by Becca.  African women are the glue of society and take care of so much of the every … Continue reading

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YouTube Tuesday #7: The African Roots of Blues

This series of videos maybe a little grainy but they are some great shots and recordings of some of the traditional instruments, and sounds of Northern Ghana.  These instruments and sounds have been used for hundreds of years by these … Continue reading

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Music Video Monday #4: Osibisa, “Fire”

Highlife is impossible to get away from in Ghana but I don’t know why you would want to get anyway from it.  We are back to Highlife again today, or the Original Highlife, Osibisa which is also the name of … Continue reading

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Music Video Monday #3: Afro Beat, Ebo Taylor

Last week we showed a video by Rex Omar that was an introduction to Highlife Music of Ghana. This week I would like to play off of that and introduce some Afro Beat. Afro Beat was popularized by Fela Kuti … Continue reading

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