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Articles tagged highlife

Monday, September 5 2011

Various Artists: Highlife Time Vol. 2

Essential West African music that spanned generations and influenced many. Look for it in your record store’s smallest or most invisible sections.


Sunday, May 23 2010

Sweet Talks: The Kusum Beat

Everything on The Kusum Beat is superb: sparking, tight, playful, fresh.


Thursday, April 23 2009

Various Artists: Marvellous Boy: Calypso From West Africa

The tracks are stubbornly various, each song unexpected.


Wednesday, July 9 2008

Various Artists: Living is Hard

Living is Hard is a compilation that deserved to be made, not only because the music is beautiful and worth hearing, but because it offers us a glance into the idea of continuity, of the flow of time.


Monday, July 7 2008

Various: Black Stars

Black Stars is an adeptly compiled hiplife snapshot, giving us a sampling of recent arrivals like Tic Tac, as well as godfather figures such as Reggie Rockstone.


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