Highlife Giants: West African Dance Band Pioneers by John CollinsHighlife Giants: West African Dance Band Pioneers by John Collins

Highlife Giants: West African Dance Band Pioneers

byJohn Collins

Paperback | November 17, 2017

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Blending European and African-American styles with traditional African patterns, highlife music was the soundtrack of the independence era. Its influence still resonates today. Highlife Giantsis an intimate portrait of the pioneering artistes of West Africa's music scene from the 1920s onwards. It contains interviews with stars including Victor Uwaifo and Ignace De Souza, revealing behind-the-scenes moments such as Louis Armstrong giving Eddie Okonta a trumpet with a golden mouthpiece.Professor John Collins is a guitarist, harmonica player, and percussionist who has worked with musicians including E.T. Mensah and Fela Kuti. He has authored over one hundred journalistic and academic publications.
Professor John Collins is a naturalized Ghanaian of British descent who came to Ghana in 1952. He is a guitarist, harmonica player and percussionist and has worked and recorded with numerous Ghanaian & Nigerian bands. In the 1970s he had his own Bokoor Band and since 1982 has been running Bokoor Recording Studio near Accra. Collins has...
Title:Highlife Giants: West African Dance Band PioneersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:334 pages, 8.5 × 5.65 × 1.02 inPublished:November 17, 2017Publisher:CASSAVA REPUBLIC PRESSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1911115294

ISBN - 13:9781911115298

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