Ghana’s Hiplife Documentary


ALJAZEERA PLAYLIST encounters hiplife the music of modern Ghana touring the clubs of the Ghanaian capital, Accra, to meet the masters and rising stars of western-Africas latest fusion sensation. Hip hop is assumed to be an American invention. But African artists and MCs argue that the history of hip hop belongs to them. They say it is traceable back to rhythms, instruments and drums indigenous to Africa, and has been thriving since the early 1990s, when musicians fused traditional Ghanaian high-life music jazzy horns and guitars with hip hop beats and flowing rap lyrics, and hiplife was born. Aljazeera talked to Reggie Rockstone and others about Hiplife. PLAYLIST also travelled to New York to find out how the hiplife scene was storming the clubs of the USA.

Hiplife documentary ? Part 1

Hiplife documentary ? Part 2


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