GLOCAL HIGHLIFE

Ghanaian Highlife Music as Cultural Currency

he roots of several forms of Afrobeat pulsing today’s dance floors internationally can be found in Ghana’s golden yet buried musical genre . It represents an efficacious example of the potential of non-capitalist globalized trade. Highlife music’s history and socio-political influences demonstrate how local sounds combined with global elements through colonization and migrations create cultural identity. Alongside South African Kwesa township jive, Zimbabwe’s Chinueuenga or Senegal’s Mbalax; Highlife music is part of the…

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