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Gram Time Highlife Concert – 2015 (@thegbcghana)

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Ebo Taylor

The 2015 edition of Gram Time Highlife Concert will take place on Friday March 27, at Zoy Gardens; located at the forecourt of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) in Accra. The concert is expected to bring back fond memories of Ghanaian highlife. A number of highlife celebrities including the showmaster of Africa, Bob Pinodo and Efua Dorkenoo are expected to grace the occasion with a showdown of skills known to have utterly delighted and captivated their audiences in Ghana and beyond, during the early 1970s.

The “Gram Library” of GBC is the largest collection of recorded music in Ghana and one of the principal archival collections in Africa. It contains thousands of gramophone records from local, and international recording companies, dating back to the 1940s.The Project to Digitise, Archive, and Safeguard the Gramophone Library of the GBC was started in October 2008. It is a joint project between GBC and the Center for World Music at the University of Hildesheim/Germany under the direction of Dr.Markus Coestner.

The concert is being sponsored by Geothe-Institut in Accra. Artistes billed to perform include The Dukes Dance Band, GBC Pacesetters Band and the legendary guitarist, Ebo Taylor. 

 Article by: Adokwei Addo

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