It’s hard to believe that political instability in Ghana, rising inflation and food shortages during the late 1970s and early 80s, also left an indelible mark on the country’s highlife music. Continue reading “Pat Thomas and the power of highlife”
Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) 2019 returns from 9 August for two days. This event returns to Freemasons’ Hall London. AFWL 2019 has been running since 2011 and has showcased the work of around 900 designers/exhibitors and represented over 50 countries – 30 of them from the African continent.
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Music is the universal medium through which we can all communicate with each other; share ideas, push boundaries and build enterprises. Want more? Take a look at some of these music-inspired pieces.
Reggie ‘n’ Bollie’s (pronounced Bow-lee) unexpected popularity on the UK’s Saturday entertainment show X Factor has been surprisingly polarising. Just like marmite, people either love them or hate them. Continue reading “Reggie ‘n’ Bollie – the Likeability Factor”
Ghana is best known for such musical genres as highlife, hiplife, afrobeats and gospel. But one Kumasi-born artist is bucking that trend by carving a name for himself as Ghana’s first opera singer, (see here). Continue reading “Ghanaian tenor out to transform opera music”
My dear brother gave me a gospel CD to listen to, which I am ashamed to say, stayed on my living room table for weeks before I ventured to pick it up and play it. Continue reading “Bernard Taylor: Ministering through music”