Beyond The Digital Return

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The Highlife Heritage Concert 2022 – Screening
This Concert Film was recorded and edited in Accra/Ghana as part of the Beyond the Digital Return Project and highlights the re/creation of Highlife music as popular music heritage.
The Highlife Heritage Concert 2022 took place on the 22nd September 2022 in Accra/Ghana and was organised and directed by Dr Markus Coester, Kofi Kudonu and the project’s research team members. It comes out of our collaborative research on “The Revitalization and Sustenance of Highlife Jazz.”

Renowned Ghanaian artists featured on the night are the Adaha Dance Band, The Kundum Trio, Akablay’s Abiza Band, the Ghana Police Band, and the Pop Band of the Music Department of the University of Ghana.

ILAM Listening Session
Time: 16h30-18h00

DJing back Hugh Tracey’s “The Sound of Africa Series.”
The Sound of Africa Series was released on vinyl in the 1960s and 1970s and will present a set of songs from Vinyl records for listening purposes.

New Sounds from the ILAM REMIX project
As part of the Beyond the Digital Return, the International Library of African Music (ILAM) has been engaged in working with Makana DJs and artists remixing Xhosa music and songs from the ILAM archives, giving them a contemporary meaning. Featuring selected artists of the project.

Funded by the Cluster of Excellence: Africa Multiple: Reconfiguring African Studies


Highlife Heritage Concert

  • Venue: The Black Power Station
  • City: Makhanda
  • Location: The Old Power Station on Reynolds Street
  • Ticket Price: R0.00
  • Programme Type: FRINGE
  • Genre: Film  /  Music
  • Duration: 240 mins
The Black Power Station
June 28, 2023   14:00 - 18:00