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    Mp3 CBR 320 kbps | Dance, Pop | 3:54:30 | 3CD | 544 Mb

    Tracklist:
    CD1
    01. Ellie Goulding – Burn (3:50)
    02. Katy Perry – Roar (3:43)
    03. Tinie Tempah – Pass Out (Radio Edit) [Clean] (3:56)
    04. Christina Aguilera – Your Body (3:59)
    05. Sia – The Greatest (3:28)
    06. Starley – Call on Me (Ryan Riback Remix) (3:14)
    07. NEIKED – Sexual (3:08)
    08. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk (Radio Edit) (3:55)
    09. Justin Timberlake – SexyBack [Clean] (4:00)
    10. DNCE – Cake By the Ocean [Clean] (3:37)
    11. Clean Bandit – Rather Be (3:46)
    12. Kungs & Cookin' on 3 Burners – This Girl (3:15)
    13. Avicii – Wake Me Up (Radio Edit) (4:04)
    14. Little Mix – Shout Out to My Ex (Shorter Radio Edit) (3:44)
    15. Tom Zanetti – You Want Me (3:08)
    16. Britney Spears – Work Work [Clean] (4:06)
    17. Fatboy Slim and Riva Starr – Eat Sleep Rave Repeat (Calvin Harris Edit) (2:48)
    18. Taio Cruz – Higher (3:08)
    19. Walk the Moon – Shut Up and Dance (3:17)
    20. Swedish House Mafia – Don't You Worry Child (Radio Edit) (3:30)
    21. Calvin Harris – Ready for the Weekend (3:37)
    22. The Chainsmokers – Don't Let Me Down (3:27)
    CD2
    01. A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It? (4:13)
    02. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Boom! Shake the Room (3:44)
    03. RUN-DMC – Walk This Way (3:36)
    04. House Of Pain – Jump Around [Clean] (3:36)
    05. Snap! – The Power (3:47)
    06. The Pussycat Dolls – Don't Cha (Radio Edit) (4:01)
    07. Reel 2 Real – I Like to Move It ('93 Radio Edit) (3:41)
    08. Katy Perry – Firework (3:47)
    09. Ultra Naté – Free (Radio Edit) (3:50)
    10. Kylie Minogue – Can't Get You out of My Head (3:49)
    11. Faithless – Insomnia (Radio Edit) (3:34)
    12. Salt-n-Pepa – Push It (4:30)
    13. Felix – Don't You Want Me (3:08)
    14. Rage – Run to You (Radio Edit) (3:41)
    15. Will.I.Am – #Thatpower (4:39)
    16. P!nk – Get the Party Started (Radio Mix) (3:13)
    17. Jennifer Lopez – On the Floor (Radio Edit – No Rap) (3:39)
    18. Rozalla – Everybody's Free (To Feel Good) (3:30)
    19. N-Trance – Set You Free (Radio Edit) (4:19)
    20. The Black Eyed Peas – Pump It (3:35)
    21. OutKast – Hey Ya! (Radio Mix / Club Mix) (3:56)
    CD3
    01. Iggy Pop – Lust for Life (5:10)
    02. Chumbawamba – Tubthumping (Radio Mix) (3:30)
    03. Tina Turner – The Best (5:27)
    04. Survivor – Eye of the Tiger (4:03)
    05. Katrina & The Waves – Walking on Sunshine (3:51)
    06. James Brown – Cold Sweat (Pt. 1) (2:48)
    07. C+C Music Factory – Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) (4:05)
    08. Stereo MC's – Step It Up (Radio Edit) (3:54)
    09. Journey – Don't Stop Believin' (4:08)
    10. Billy Ocean – When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going (4:07)
    11. Alien Ant Farm – Smooth Criminal (3:27)
    12. Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) (3:13)
    13. Run-DMC & Jason Nevins – It's Like That (4:10)
    14. Groove Armada – I See You Baby (Fatboy Slim Radio Edit) (4:03)
    15. Republica – Ready to Go (Radio Mix) (4:04)
    16. The Spencer Davis Group – Keep on Running (Remastered) (2:44)
    17. James Brown – I Got You (I Feel Good) (2:46)
    18. Soft Cell – Tainted Love (2:37)
    19. The Knack – My Sharona (3:59)
    20. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Born to Run (3:56)
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    Mp3 CBR 320 kbps | Metal | 02:17:25 | 2CD | 340 Mb

    Tracklist:
    CD1:
    01. Angel Witch – Angel Witch
    02. Blitzkrieg – Blitzkrieg
    03. Vardis – Let's Go
    04. Girlschool – Race With The Devil
    05. Jaguar – Axe Crazy
    06. Fist – Name Rank And Serial Number
    07. Cloven Hoof – Gates Of Gehenna
    08. Hellanbach – Times Are Getting Harder
    09. Girl – My Number
    10. Raven – Athletic Rock
    11. Venom – Black Metal
    12. Megadeth – Sweating Bullets (Live)
    13. Kreator – Flag Of Hate (Live)
    14. Coroner – I Want You (She's So Heavy)
    15. Hanoi Rocks – Tragedy
    16. Voivod – Killing Technology
    CD2:
    01. Atomkraft – Burn In Hell
    02. Running Wild – Under Jolly Roger
    03. Helloween – Dr Stein
    04. Evergrey – Monday Morning Apocalypse
    05. Kamelot – Black Tower
    06. Anvil – Juggernaut Of Justice
    07. Raven – Don't Need Your Money
    08. Samson – Hammerhead
    09. GZR – Misfit
    10. Prong – Carved Into Stone
    11. Sabbat – The Clerical Conspiracy (2007 Remaster)
    12. Ministry – Warp City
    13. Corrosion of Conformity – In The Arms Of God
    14. Superjoint Ritual – Sickness
    15. Coroner – Divine Step
    16. Motorhead – Die You Bastard
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    Flac (tracks) | Soul, Funk, RnB | 50:50 | 1CD | 655 Mb

    Tracklist:
    1. Lee Dorsey – Night People 4:21
    2. The Esquires – Get On Up (Original Stereo Single Version) 2:26
    3. The Dontells – In Your Heart (You Know I'm Right) 2:04
    4. The Delacardos – Hold Back the Tears 2:03
    5. Bobby Mitchell – I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday 2:26
    6. Maurice Williams – Being Without You 2:24
    7. Moody Scott – (We Gotta) Bust Out of the Ghetto 6:14
    8. L. A. Transit Funk Reunion – Theme from Shaft (Instrumental Version) 4:30
    9. Curley Moore – Get Low Down Pt.2 2:33
    10. Lee Dorsey – Soul Mine 4:01
    11. Johnnie Taylor – I Want to Get into You 4:58
    12. Issac & Rene – Livin' for the City 3:32
    13. Jessie Hill – Whip It On Me 2:19
    14. The Expressions – The World Is a Ghetto 6:52
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    Beyond AddisTrikont presents the second volume of the compilation series Beyond Addis, celebrating the music of Ethiopia as played by contemporary bands from all around the globe. Compiled by JJ Whitefield aka Jan Weissenfeldt, the mastermind behind the bands Poets of Rhythm, Karl Hector & The Malcouns and the Whitefield Brothers.
    From the liner notes by compiler JJ Whitefield: “The first time I listened to Ethiopian music intentionally was in 2001. While mixing the debut album of my band The Whitefield Brothers in New York master digger and funk aficionado Philip Lehman played me a tape of Mulatu Astatkes LP called “Mulatu of Ethiopia”. Originally, this album had been recorded and released in the United States by…

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    …the Ethiopian fusion pioneer from Addis Abeba in 1972 together with American musicians. The muted sound didn‘t really hit a spot at first. But shortly after, when Mulatu’s very rare albums “Ethio Jazz” and “Modern Ethiopian Instrumentals” were re-published on vinyl in Europe, I fell in love with it. Those recordings had been made in the early 70’s in Addis Abeba together with local musicians and you just couldn’t find them outside of Ethiopia until then. They sounded rough and funky, and they focused on traditional elements of Ethiopian music. I was all captivated by those records and started digging for different rare original singles of Ethiopian musicians such as Mahmoud Ahmed, Alemayehu Eshete, Girma Byene, Menelik Wossenachev and Hirut Bekele. Inspired by the aesthetics of this music I began using Ethiopian pentatonic scales in my own compositions (especially the “Tezeta” scale – a word that could be translated by “gloom”).

    A typical feature of the Ethiopian modes is their oriental sound. The music of “Swinging Addis” of the 70’s was a clash of opposite elements: western instruments (drums, bass, guitar, horns) and the stylistic influence of Jazz, Soul, R&B and Rock’n’Roll bumping into traditional techniques of singing and composing – a legacy of Ethiopian popular music. Mastermind of this revolutionary mix was Mulatu Astatke. His encounter with Duke Ellington is legendary. They met when the American jazz giant came to Addis Abeba in 1972 and had some of Ethiopia’s music translated to jazz arrangements. “He listened to me excitedly”, remembers Mulatu. Then he said: “Mulatu, I would never have expected to find something like this in Africa.”

    Jazz and Ethiopian music actually do have much in common – from polyrhythms to special intervals within the scales. The vibraphone and piano player, percussionist and arranger Astatke had graduated in Jazz at the Berklee College of Music and gigged around on the New York club scene pretty steadily for some years before returning to Addis Abeba in the late 60’s. Backpacked with North American Jazz and Funk rhythms he spiced up the nightlife of Addis Abeba and created the basis for Ethio-Jazz. Ethio-Jazz bands recruited a lot of their musicians from the abundant police and army ensembles – a tradition rooted in a decision the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Slassie had made: He had an orchestra from Armenia come to his court, and the conductor of this orchestra composed Ehtiopia’s national hymn and trained musicians for the army, the police and the Imperial Guard. Influenced by American and European music, a bubbly nightclub and party scene developed in the late 60’s in Addis Abeba. “Swinging Addis” had been born. A great diversity of bands and vocalists recorded about 350 singles and some LPs. When communist rebels overthrew Haile Selassie during a coup in 1977, most musicians went into exile and “Swinging Addis” came to a sudden end.

    This couldn’t dampen the power of Ethio-Jazz, though. An audience of millions has heard Mulatu Astatke’s music in Jim Jarmush’s prized movie Broken Flowers. This revival and the success of recently recorded albums boosted Mulatu Astatke’s international career. He now performs in sold out concert halls worldwide. Since Francis Falceto re-published the catalogue of Ethiopian Music, a new audience far beyond the borders of Ethiopia is crazy about this wonderful music. In all western metropolises young musicians are influenced by Ethiopian music and a growing audience is fascinated by these new sounds. This compilation gives an overview of the work of young bands around the world inspired by ethiopean music.”


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    Belladonna of Sadness is the debut album from Portland, Oregon native Alexandra Savior.Alexandra’s unique sound and style first caught the attention of several creative forces including T. Bone Burnett, who placed her song “Risk” in the most recent season of HBO’s cult series True Detective. Her effortlessly cool and mysterious demeanor shines throughout Belladonna of Sadness, recalling the heyday of French songstress Françoise Hardy. Every word she sings feels as though she’s chain smoking in a ‘50s movie, complete with a leather jacket, Ray-Bans and a motorcycle. Lines like “I sing songs about whatever the fuck they want” from “Mirage” seem so natural and smooth, as if she’s not even trying. Every little detail compliments the image Turner has been cultivating over the past half decade to the nth-degree; it’s no wonder that they make such a great songwriting team, having previously collaborated on his 2016 Last Shadow Puppets standout, “Miracle Aligner.”

    Full of slide guitars, driving percussion and that voice, Alexandra Savior’s debut arrives as a fully-realized and confident force of nature, the kind of sound that could become her personal trademark if she keeps with it long enough. Her boiled up fury and velvety voice pair together to make something special, resulting in the album that Del Rey would kill to make. “Mystery Girl’s” finale leaves quite the lasting impression – when she pleads, “don’t you try to calm me down. Let’s hope no one ever does.


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    Les Amazones d'Afrique - Republique Amazone (2017) [Hi-Res]

    Artist: Les Amazones d'Afrique
    Title Of Album: Republique Amazone
    Year Of Release: 2017
    Label: Real World Records
    Genre: World, Afrobeat, Folk, Electronic
    Quality: FLAC (*tracks)
    Bitrate: Lossless [48kHz/24bit]
    Time: 55:05
    Full Size: 722 mb
    WebSite: Album Preview

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    Tracklist:
    1. Let It All Go (feat. Álvaro Soler)
    Release Name:Birdy – Let It All Go (feat. Álvaro Soler) – Single Tunes Plus AAC M4A
    Size:9.30 MB
    Genres:Alternative, Music, Pop
    Label: 2016 Jasmine Van Den Bogaerde under exclusive licence to Warner Music UK Limited


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    Tracklist:
    1. Hard to Love (Tiësto's Big Room Remix)
    Release Name:Matthew Koma – Hard to Love (Tiësto's Big Room Remix) – Single Tunes Plus AAC M4A
    Size:9.35 MB
    Genres:Pop, Music
    Label: 2017 RCA Records


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    Tracklist:
    1. Freesol (feat. Skyler Stonestreet)
    Release Name:Seven Lions – Freesol (feat. Skyler Stonestreet) – Single Tunes Plus AAC M4A
    Size:7.25 MB
    Genres:Electronic, Music, Dance
    Label: 2017 Seeking Blue


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    Tracklist:
    1. Brand New Day (Vinai Remix)
    Release Name:Redfoo – Brand New Day (Vinai Remix) – Single Tunes Plus AAC M4A
    Size:5.68 MB
    Genres:Dance, Music, Electronic
    Label: 2017 FooCo


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    Tracklist:
    1. Nothing Without You
    Release Name:Samantha Jade – Nothing Without You – Single Tunes Plus AAC M4A
    Size:7.42 MB
    Genres:Pop, Music
    Label: 2017 Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd


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    Tracklist:
    1. Occidentali's Karma (Eurovision Version)
    Release Name:Francesco Gabbani – Occidentali's Karma (Eurovision Version) – Single Tunes Plus AAC M4A
    Size:6.57 MB
    Genres:Pop, Music, World
    Label: 2017 BMG Rights Management (Italy) s.r.l.


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    Release Name:Miley Cyrus – Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz Tunes Plus AAC M4A
    Size:186 MB
    Genres:Pop, Music, Rock, Prog-Rock/Art Rock
    Label: 2015 RCA Records

    Tracklist:
    1. Dooo It!
    2. Karen Don't Be Sad
    3. The Floyd Song (Sunrise)
    4. Something About Space Dude
    5. Space Bootz
    6. F*****g F****d Up
    7. BB Talk
    8. Fweaky
    9. Bang Me Box
    10. Milky Milky Milk
    11. Slab of Butter (Scorpion) [feat. Sarah Barthel]
    12. I'm So Drunk
    13. I Forgive Yiew
    14. I Get So Scared
    15. Lighter
    16. Tangerine (feat. Big Sean)
    17. Tiger Dreams (feat. Ariel Pink)
    18. Evil is but a Shadow
    19. Cyrus Skies
    20. 1 Sun
    21. Miley Tibetan Bowlzzz
    22. Pablow the Blowfish
    23. Twinkle Song
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    Tracklist:
    1. Showdown
    Release Name:Ummet Ozcan – Showdown – Single Tunes Plus AAC M4A
    Size:7.61 MB
    Genres:Dance, Music
    Label: 2017 SpinninRecords.com


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    Tracklist:
    1. Put Em Up
    2. Put Em Up (Extended Mix)
    Release Name:W&W – Put Em Up – Single Tunes Plus AAC M4A
    Size:15.2 MB
    Genres:Dance, Music
    Label: 2017 Armada Music B.V.


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    Max Stalling Жанр : Country, Singer/Songwriter Год выпуска диска : 1999-2015 Страна : December 27, 1966-, Uvalde, Texas, United States Аудио кодек : MP3 Тип рипа : tracks Битрейт аудио : 192-320 kbps Продолжительность : 06:55:33 Albums: 01.

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    Bernie Heaney, Lorraine McDonald, and C.C. Cooper back all of that up with some serious talent. And how could they not, when Bernie is also an accomplished solo performer, Lorraine is a member of the famous Conquerors band, and C.C. has a voice so beautiful she could probably use it to take over the world with if she put her gifts to work for evil instead of good!


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    Tracklist:
    1. Doctor Rock’n’roll (2:26)
    2. Oh The Night (4:31)
    3. Baby Let’s Stick Together (3:12)
    4. Your Own Back Yard (3:46)
    5. Sanctuary (2:48)
    6. If We Only Have Love (4:10)
    7. It All Fits Together (3:08)
    8. Born To Be With You (6:48)
    9. Queen Of 1959 (3:25)
    10. Sunshine Lady (2:23)
    11. Joise (3:23)
    12. Running Close Behind You (3:05)
    13. New York City Song (3:43)
    14. If I Can Just Get Through Tonight (3:25)
    15. Peacefule Place (3:00)
    16. Soft Parade Of Years (3:00)
    17. I Don’t Believe My Race Is Run (2:35)
    18. Harmony Sound (2:54)
    19. Only You Know (4:42)
    20. Runaway Man (2:56)
    21. The Way You Do The Things You Do (3:47)


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    One Day (1 of 1)

    The life of Ebo Taylor traces the roots of highlife culture and evolves into Afro-funk. No woman, nor song, has ever held him for long. He exudes joy, his smile and his sound are palpable expressions of his love of life. Ebo Taylor is a great musician, a talented producer, and most of all, Uncle Ebo is a composer. As a sonic architect, he bridges tradition with the now to produce sounds for the future, all designed to make us dance. His vision is our delight.

    I met up with Ebo Taylor in his home in Saltpond, along the golden coast of Ghana. After a mini-tour of his altar of awards, trophies and posters, we headed to the neighborhood beach squat. The sandy corridor has always been a spot for Ebo, a place where he has written many of the lyrics that we dance to today. On this particular day, we linked up with one of his sons, Jimmy Taylor, otherwise known as Roy X, who had set up a full sound system for the crowd of passing children, extended families, and women carrying their harvest on their heads. The young Taylor is clearly on the scene, and bringing his own heat.

    Roy X

    Son Roy X, AKA Jimmy Taylor

    Ebo was born and currently resides in the village of his father, a sandy paradise that was one of the original ports where stolen lives were brought to the gateway of no return. In the process of human herding, surrounding villages inherited the fallen oral traditions that found shelter in musical bars. Songs from the north, south and east collected in these salt ponds, relics to remind future generations that music is a measurement of life. Inspired by the bloodline of his maternal grandmother from Mali, Ebo continues a cultural legacy of storytelling.

    The most beautiful thing about our music is that you don’t need to understand the words in order to understand the language of a song. Some songs are sung from the belly and some from the heart or head. Meaning comes with the feeling that the voice and the music create together–Seckou Keita.

    The highlife movement matured in Nigeria, but was fathered in Ghana. According to Professor John Collins, University of Ghana, early influencers of highlife were the European-trained African musicians playing military marches, polkas and ballads along the Ghanaian coast. Sea shanties of African sailors, calypsos from the West Indies, and American ragtime blended with local folk music, such as Fanti osibi and adenkum. As a young teenager, Ebo earned himself a place among the founding fathers of highlife music, experimenting with merging the music of Cole Porter and Stan Getz with traditional Cuban and African sounds. Ebo grins like a boy when remembering the band Havana that fused sounds from Monrovia, Abidjan, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Ebo recalls the feeling of the music with a smile, saying “The band where the music just made people dance and the energy was right.” Soon after, Ebo linked up with the Stargazers and then the Broadway Dance Band.

    Highlife culture spread from the West African coast down to the Congo through the Ghanaian hired crews on European and American trading vessels. Local rhythms and styles meshed with the transported sea shanty traditions and guitar riffs. By the time Ghana became an independent nation in 1957, highlife was named the official national dance music.

    Highlife will always be the original form of music for Ghanaians and we will always come back to it. –A. B. Crentsil

    Soon sounds were lifted from Ghana and shared on international stages. Carried in the pocket of the people, music traveled with Ghanaian musicians living abroad, morphing with new exposure to Western music.

    Ebo joined other musicians studying abroad, cocooning his musical acumen in the comradery of great legends at the London Eric Gilder School of Music. He explored the stems of jazz, funk and soul alongside Fela Kuti and future Osibisa band members Teddy Osei and Sol Amarfio. Ebo’s eyes literally sparkle as he recalls the hours and days jamming in the U.K. scene. He explored the balance of traditional music with the freedom of jazz and psychedelic funk and soul. During his time abroad, Ebo formed the Black Star Highlife Band, who recorded and toured. It has been said that one of the great contributions Ebo had on highlife is the jazz-inspired horns and arrangements.

    American bands began touring in Africa around this same time. Maya Angelou planted a seed with West African governments to invite African-American artists to Ghana for the annual independence celebration. The eventual outcome was the Soul to Soul music festival in Accra in 1971, which featured American artists like Ike and Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, Les McCann and Eddie Harris and many others, alongside musicians like Charlotte Dada.

    The festival was a significant encounter between Ghanaian roots and popular American folk, rock and soul. Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat was about to catch fire in neighboring Nigeria, and the energy around music as a movement was high. The very essence of highlife, blending together various musical traditions, continued to evolve the sound with the fresh influences of funk and soul. The result was the sensation of Afrofunk.

    At around this same time, Ebo was focused on producing, working with Pat Thomas, C.K. Mann, Gyedu Blay-Ambolley, Kofi Yankson and others.

    He admits that one of his greatest joys is in writing music, “…beginning with piano chords and then writing the tracks for horns and later adding in the lyrics and guitar leads.”

    In the early 2000s, Ebo was in a period where he was less focused on making his own music. British tastemaker Miles Cleret of Soundway Records discovered some old records of Ebo Taylor for the first time. “I knew immediately, the records stood out as something very different in terms of arrangement and the vibes, much more original than the some of the kind of straight funk rip-offs…his music hit me as being quite original.” Cleret honed in on songs that were more B-side than pop hits, and assembled a two-part compilation called Ghana Soundz. The release of these compilations delivered the story of highlife to a broader audience. A producer working with Usher and Ludacris had a copy of Ghana Soundz, and ended up selecting the guitar riff from Ebo’s “Heaven” for “She Don’t Know.”

    Ebo’s growing international recognition led to the release of Love and Death by Strut Records in 2010. Most of the album consists of new recordings of songs first written decades earlier. Looking back, there is no surprise that Ebo names “African Woman” his personal favorite track.

    The second album with Strut, Appia Kwa Bridge, takes the listener to the local meet-up spot for lovers, musically recreating the sweet coolness of the reservoir bridge that offers just enough darkness to exchange love. I cannot deny that I almost said yes when Uncle Ebo asked me to marry him on this sacred little bridge.

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    “Barrima” is a more intimate track, a lament for the loss of his first wife told through the strumming of the soulful song.

    In addition to love and women, Ebo references traditional stories in his music. He explained to me that African composers concentrate on life, providing advice on what people are encountering from day to day. In “Ayesama,” Ebo adapts a Fanti and Akan war song, using the same lyrics but arranging the song to make it danceable. Although Ebo easily effuses over his love of traditional instruments like the konkoma, a set of wooden frame drums, he cannot be tied down, explaining “…my heart became limited with traditional instruments and led me to study other instruments.”

    Local music will always be a part of his spirit, but he is a man of highlife, and will always find a way to blend his loves rather than choose one strict style. As a testament to his love of local music, Ebo has been a guitar tutor at the University of Ghana at Legon and is working on a World Bank grant to build a local music school to foster the local talent and perpetuating the culture of African music.

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    Crowning his 80s, he is still fathering babies and filling venues with his blend of traditional Akan legends and a pocketful of love letters. Ebo Taylor tours regularly in Europe with his band that includes Eric Owusu, Ekow Alabi Savage, Ben Abarbanel-Wolff, Henry Taylor, Jochen Ströh, Philip Sindy, Franck Biyong, Kalle Zeier. Ebo Taylor will be playing the Jazz Café in London in July. There will be more tour dates stacked up soon. Keep an eye out and do not miss a concert with Uncle Ebo.

    Read Afropop’s Hip Deep in Ghana interview with Ebo Taylor

     


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