This Is Highlife!

24/03/17Avid Digger Thorsten Bednarz Puts Together An Outstanding Mix Of Rare Ghanaian Vinyl

Once every month, we here at Greedy are particularly keen on turning our proverbial dial to German national radio station Deutschland Radio Kultur, where our friend Thorsten Bednarz hosts the weekly Tonart Weltmusik show for world music and global grooves. Thorsten is a self-proclaimed "desperate record collector of mainly African grooves" and our personal digger/selector of choice.

For his latest show, he put together a brilliant mix of rare Ghanaian highlife records entitled "This Is Highlife!" with tracks by the Ramblers Dance Band, Kwadwoh Donkoh and his Abokyi Parts, Broadway Dance Band, Precious Jewels, African Brothers International and many more:

"This is a mix to celebrate the beauty of original highlife music. As Fela Kuti said: If you want to understand and to play afrobeat, you have to understand and to study highlife from Ghana first. In this mix you find classic recordings from E.T. Mensah next to almost unknown recordings. All the songs come from the original ghanaian records - no reissues! Many of these songs are from old 45s and were never ever published on an album." Listen here.

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom