2 September 2010. Originating from the Kru tribe, one of Liberia's three main indigenous groups, palm-wine music is regarded as the forerunner of modern West African popular music.
The Goethe-Institut presents a concert in the form of two palm-wine musicians from Accra. Descended from a long line of drummers, Mustapha Tettey Addy continues this legacy with intensive touring of Europe and the US with his ensemble Obonu.
Ralph Kari Kari meanwhile has been a regular on the palm-wine music scene all his life and is also among the pioneers of a type of music known as highlife, a popular West African sound, characterised by jazzy horns and multiple guitars.
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Palm Wine: Root of Ghanaian Pop Music
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