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Highlife Saturday evening captures the vibrancy of Saturday nights in Ghana—when musicians took to the degree and dancers took to the floor—in this penetrating examine musical relaxation in the course of a time of social, political, and cultural swap. Framing dance band "highlife" track as a primary medium during which Ghanaians negotiated gendered and generational social family, Nate Plageman exhibits how well known song used to be critical to the rhythm of lifestyle in a West African state. He strains the background of highlife in city Ghana in the course of a lot of the twentieth century and files a variety of figures that fueled the music’s emergence, evolution, and explosive reputation. This booklet is generously better through audiovisual fabric at the Ethnomusicology Multimedia website.

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