February 5, 2019
Ghanaian high life legend Gyedu Blay Ambolley is of the view that, fellow musicians Daddy Lumba & Kojo Antwi are far from the high life music genre.
Ambolley, who was speaking in an interview on phone with host of “The Buzz” Aaron Ayiih on Rythmz Live at GhOne TV educated viewers on what high life music genre is.
According to him, “highlife is music is music that was contributed by our ancestors, music that dates back to the 1950s, 1970s and onwards. Every country has it’s own form of music so when you play reggae or dancehall music, you know it’s from jamaica, when you play rap music you know it’s from America. And so definitely we know high life music is music from Ghana. The younger ones after George Darko’s “Akoo te brofo” was fortified. It gave room for others to temper with high life. High life music is based on rhythmic identification. What Kojo Antwi does is more reggae, it’s not high life, because if you take his voice off the beats what you hear is reggae. What Daddy lumba does is more of disco funk music where he attaches his high life way of singing.
According to Ambolley, Bisa Kdei is his favorite high life artiste in Ghana. He added that high life cannot die and that he sees Kuami Eugene & Kidi in the high life music genre.
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