Media has murdered highlife music – Ambolley
Written by admin on March 8, 2018
Veteran highlife artist, Gyedu-Blay Ambolley, has blamed the media for murdering highlife music in Ghana.
As indicated by him, the media, especially radio stations, have ignored Ghana’s indigenous highlife music to play more dancehall.
“Radio stations have been a vital part of our music not being played that much. Since for somewhere in the range of couple of years now, a large portion of the radio stations have been pumping inevitably, dancehall,” he revealed to Naa Ashorkor on Showbiz A-Z on Joy FM on Saturday.
Indigenous highlife music ended up related to Ghanaians in the twentieth century onwards.
This privately fermented music at a phase was alluded to as ‘Palm Wine’ music due to its commonness inside the palm wine tasting people in Gold Coast, now Ghana, as a type of amusement.
Burger highlife was likewise viewed as an unmistakable type of highlife accepted to have been made by Ghanaian foreigners to Germany.
Highlife in any shape has been incredibly connected with the Ghanaian culture and a creation of the West African nation.
The predominance of the class of music has taken a plunge lately contrasted with the 1970s.
Gyedu-Blay Ambolley in a meeting on Showbiz A-Z, had a go at offering a clarification for the decrease.
As indicated by him, long curfews following the 1981 overthrow arranged by Former President J.J Rawlings, had a colossal toll on the indigenous music.
In any case, considering the present pattern adding to the fall of highlife music, the veteran performer specified the multiplication of radio stations and their adoration for dancehall music which clearly does not start from Ghana as a key factor.
“That likewise has helped in executing what we call highlife, that is our legacy,” he focused.
The veteran performer focused on that dancehall music does not begin from Ghana and it will be mistaken to extend that sort of music to whatever is left of the world as our own.
Gyedu-Blay Ambolley required the entry of a law that will guarantee that 80% of music played by the media is privately delivered with need being given to highlife music.