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Amandzeba: UN to add highlife to list of international cultural treasures

Highlife is a music genre that started in present-day Ghana in the 19th century, during its history as a colony of the British Empire and through its trade routes in coastal areas

The United Nations (UN) is expected to add highlife to its list of international cultural treasures worthy of protection and promotion, Ghanaian music legend Amandzeba has said.

Highlife is a music genre that started in present-day Ghana in the 19th century, during its history as a colony of the British Empire and through its trade routes in coastal areas.

It describes multiple local fusions of African metre and western jazz melodies.

Appearing on the Asaase Breakfast Show on Wednesday (9 August), Amandzeba said talks are far advanced to get highlife enlisted.

Amandzeba

“Jamaican reggae has been enlisted on UNESCO Heritage website, so we are also fighting for highlife as our genre to be listed,” he said.

“And we have had meetings with them, and I think we are almost there. Wery soon, once the Grammy’s gives it that recognition, then the mileage is huge, so highlife is a creation of Ghana and so we want to protect it,” Amandzeba said.

Listen to Amandzeba Nat Brew in the attached audio clip below:

Watch the full video in the attached video clip below: 

 

Reporting by Fred Dzakpata in Accra

 

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