Means “Welcome!” in Ghana.

Hi-Life Music

The music of Ghana hit the world when Ghana became the first independent African country in 1957. Originally a percussion-based musical form, Hi-Life (also spelled Hilife and High Life) welcomed guitar, brass, and other instruments as it spread throughout the world. Hi-Life took an evolutionary leap in the 1970s as the influences of Afrobeat, funk, psychedelia, and fusion groove became part of its unstoppable energy—but as a composer, Pope Flyne has always kept his songs true to the traditions of complex percussion that are the legacy of his native land.

To read more about Hi-Life, also spelled Hilife and High Life, click here.