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1970’s influx of new Ghanian musicians

1969 Osibisa

1970 Hit Single “Music for Gong Gong”, “Sunshine Day”, “Dance The Body Music” and “Coffee Song”

Formed by Three Ghanaians

1980’s Multiple Independent record companies

Earthworks - Husband and wife teamMary and Jumbo Van Renen - music of South Africa. Thomas Mapfumo, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Mahotella Queens


1982 Hi-Life International

Blended Highlife, soukous and kwela

Somo Somo

Triple Earth, Globestyle, Oval Records, Discafique, RetroAfric, Asase Productions

Jazira, African Connexion, Taxi Pata Pata, Big Musica.