Highlife legend Ebo Taylor announces a performance at East London’s Rich Mix on October 11.
With a career spanning six decades, 74-year-old Ebo Taylor is a true originator of contemporary African music and early collaborator with the likes of Fela Kuti, CK Mann and Pat Thomas. Starting out in 1950s Ghana, Taylor was greatly influenced by highlife pioneer ET Mensah. He first made his name as the leader of two of Ghana’s greatest highlife bands – the Stargazers and the Broadway Dance Band – and went on to bring his own group, the Black Star Highlife Band, to London back in 1962.
From his early highlife roots to his later Afro-funk releases, Taylor has become increasingly sought after in recent years featuring on Ghanian compilations curated by Soundway Records and Analog Africa. With support from Nubiyan Twist, this is not to be missed.
Tickets can be purchased here.
Ebo Taylor discusses his most recent album Appia Kwa Bridge (2012):