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  • program July 6, 2017

    Afro-Tech: Stories of Synths in African Music

    Technology is one of the great drivers of musical change, and often one of its least understood. In this episode, we will explore the synthesizer, looking closely at the history of this ubiquitous (and often debated) piece of musical technology, … Read more »

  • blog September 21, 2016

    A Conversation with Paa Kow, Afro-Fusion Drum Maestro

    Drummer Paa Kow (pronounced Pah-Ko) grew up in a musical family in a small town near the coast of Ghana. His artistic energy and creativity was clear from a very young age, when he joined his family’s traveling concert band … Read more »

  • blog June 17, 2015

    Exclusive Video Premiere: Pat Thomas, “Gyae Su” Live

    Pat Thomas is one of the legendary voices of Ghanaian highlife. He has ridden the waves of Ghana’s popular music, from the sunny, major-key highlife of the early ’70s to the minor-key funky highlife and Afro-funk of the mid ’70s … Read more »

  • interview June 17, 2015

    Pat Thomas Talks About His New Album

    Pat Thomas is a veteran of Ghanaian highlife, going back to the 1960s. He is often associated with the so-called Burger highlife scene out of Germany, where he and many other highlife musicians once lived. But these days, Pat is … Read more »

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