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WATCH: "Highlife Music Is Dying And I Am Sad" - AB Crentsil

Highlife Music Legend, Alfred Benjamin Crentsil known in showbiz as A. B. Crentsil says he is worried about how highlife music is dying in Ghana.

Speaking on Accra-based radio station, the Legend said "I am disturbed about this because it sounds like highlife is dying"

He however commended Takoradi based Musician, Kofi Kinaata saying the 'Things Fall Apart' hitmaker is doing his best to save highlife music from losing its relevance in the Ghana.

"I used to listen to Kofi Kinaata, he is doing well, pulling the highlife which is getting lost back into the system" he added.

Highlife is a music genre that originated in present-day Ghana early in the 20th century, during its history as a colony of the British Empire.

It uses the melodic and main rhythmic structures of traditional Akan music, but is played with Western instruments.


Highlife is characterized by jazzy horns and multiple guitars which lead the band.

Recently, it has acquired an uptempo, synth-driven sound.


Watch interview below:

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith



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