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Highlife Giants: West African Dance Band Pioneers

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Highlife Giants: West African Dance Band Pioneers by John Collins

"Highlife Giants is an intimate portrait of the pioneering artistes of West Africa's vibrant music scene from the 1920s onwards. It is packed full of inside information from stars including E.T Mensah, Kofo Ghanaba, King Bruce, Bobby Benson, Victor Uwaifo, and Ignace De Souza. Blending European and African-American styles with traditional African patterns, highlife music contributed to the development of post-independent national identity in Ghana, Nigeria and along the West African coast. Highlife Giants is an important and indispensable record on this Pan-African musical identity. "Highlife Giants is an intimate portrait of the pioneering artistes of West Africa's vibrant music scene from the 1920s onwards. It is packed full of inside information from stars including E.T Mensah, Kofo Ghanaba, King Bruce, Bobby Benson, Victor Uwaifo, and Ignace De Souza.

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Pages: 324
Size: 7.3 MB
Publisher: CASSAVA REPUBLIC
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9781911115304 (DRM-EPUB)

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02/22/2017
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