- Highlife Time [Import]
- (United Kingdom - Import, 2PC)
- Artist: Various Artists
- Format: LP
- Release Date: 7/29/2008
It's Highlife Time! Highlife, dance music played mostly in Ghana and Nigeria, represents one of the century's first fusions of African roots and western music, and before 1970 it ruled dancefloors across much of West Africa. The story of West African big-band Highlife is the story of West African independence itself. From it's early roots in church music, old African song forms, sea shanties and military brass bands to the orchestra podiums of the slickest nightclubs and concert halls of Lagos and Accra, Highlife has charted the growing confidence of a proud and gifted people casting off the shackles of empire: A people ready to live the High Life.