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Mariama

fri 31 oct 2008 13:00 
Genre: Afrobeat

“Mariama”, a programme about African music. Highlife – part 2.

Highlife music is viewed as the independence music of the English speaking part of West Africa. It combines local styles like palmwine and juju with influences from jazz, bigband swing, calypso and rumba music. Especially in the fifties and sixties highlife was dance music for the well-to-do classes (people of the "high life") in the dazzling nightlife of the big cities, especially in Nigeria and Ghana. In this Mariama highlife from the 60s and 70s.
Playlist:
CD: Nigeria Special – Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-6 (2008), Soundway SNDWCD009
1. “Arraino” – Popular Cooper & His All Beats Band
CD: Sir Victor Uwaifo – Guitar-Boy Superstar 1970-76 (2008), Soundway SNDWCD012
2. “Egbe Natete”  – Sir Victor Uwaifo
CD: Nigeria 70 – Lagos Jump: Original Heavyweight Afrobeat, Highlife & Afro-Funk (2008), Strut 035CD
3. “Eddie Quansa” – Peacocks Guitar Band
CD: Highlife Time – Nigerian & Ghanaian Sound from the 60’s and early 70’s (2008), Vampisoul CD 101
4. “Makojo”  –  Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe
CD: Fela Ransome-Kuti – Lagos Baby 1963-1969 (2008), Vampisoul VampiCD 097
5. “Waka Waka” 
CD: CD: Nigeria 70 – Lagos Jump: Original Heavyweight Afrobeat, Highlife & Afro-Funk (2008),Strut Records 035CD
6. “You are my Heart”  –  Rex Williams
CD: The Guitar and the Gun – Highlife Music from Ghana (2003), Stern’s/Earthworks STEW50CD
7. “Mama Shile Oga” – Salaam and his Cultural Imani Group
8. “Nyameco”– F. Kenya’s Guitar Band
CD: Lagos Chop Up – Fuji & Afrobeat, Highlife & Juju (2005), Honest Jon’s Records HJRCD 15
9. “Selense” – Eastern Minstrels 
CD: Lagos All Routes – Juju & Highlife, Apala & Fuji (2005), Honest Jon’s Records 7243 4 77643 2 5
10. “Onye Ori Utaba”  –  Mike Ejeagha
CD: Nigeria Special – Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-6 (2008), Soundway SNDWCD009
11. “Torri Wowo” – Godwin Ezike & The Ambassadors

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