Highlife Time 3

Highlife is Ghana’s most important modern home grown dance-music that has its roots in traditional music infused with outside influences coming from Europe and the Americas. Although the word ‘highlife’ was not coined until the 1920s, its origins can be traced back to the regimental brass bands, elite-dance orchestras and maritime guitar and accordion groups of the late 19th and very early 20th centuries. Highlife is, therefore, one of Africa’s earliest popular music genres.

The book traces the origins of highlife music to the present – and include information on palmwine music, adaha brass bands, concert party guitar bands and dance bands, right up to off-shoots such as Afro-rock, Afrobeat, burger highlife, gospel highlife, hiphop highlife (i.e. hiplife) and contemporary highlife.
The book also includes chapters on the traditional background or roots of highlife, the entrance of women into the Ghanaian highlife profession and the biographies of numerous Ghanaian (and some Nigerian) highlife musicians, composers and producers. It also touches on the way highlife played a role in Ghana’s independence struggle and the country’s quest for a national – and indeed Pan-African – identity.

The book also provides information on music styles that are related to highlife, or can be treated as cousins of highlife, such as the maringa of Sierra Leone, the early guitar styles of Liberia, the juju music of Nigeria the makossa of the Cameroon/ It also touches on the popular music of Ghana’s Francophone neighbours.

There is also a section on the Black Diasporic input into highlife, through to the impact of African American and Caribbean popular music styles like calypsos, jazz, soul, reggae, disco, hiphop and rap and dancehall. that have been integrated into the highlife fold. Thus, highlife has not only influenced other African countries but is also an important cultural bridge uniting the peoples of Africa and its Diaspora.

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Ghana Map Jigsaw Puzzle

Puzzles are really great way for you and your extended family to bond with a child. The very puzzled Ghana Map Puzzle is definitely something that you can get stuck into that is rewarding with 100 pieces and each region in Ghana is represented with a variety of landmarks, monuments and attractions it will provide endless fun and topics of discussion that can be used as fun way to learn for both children and adults.

The Very Puzzled Ghana map jigsaw puzzle consists of 100 pieces and each region of Ghana is  represented with a variety of landmarks, monuments and attractions it will provide endless fun and topics of discussion that can be used as fun way to learn for both children and adults.

  • A contemporary and colourful map of Ghana.
  • High quality 100 piece cardboard jigsaw puzzle
  • The finished puzzle measures 60 x 40 cm when complete.
  • Suitable for ages 5 years and up.
  • Made from strong premium grade cardboard, with linen finish print to minimise glare on puzzle image.

 

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Africa Map Giant Jigsaw Puzzle

Puzzles are really great way for you and your extended family to bond with a child.  The very puzzled Africa Map Puzzle is definitely something that you can get stuck into that is rewarding with 100 pieces and each country on the continent of Africa is represented with a variety of landmarks, monuments and attractions it will provide endless fun and topics of discussion that can be used as fun way to learn for both children and adults.

  • A contemporary and colourful map of Africa.
  • High quality 100 piece cardboard jigsaw puzzle
  • The finished puzzle measures 60 x 40 cm when complete.
  • Suitable for ages 6 years and up.
  • Made from strong premium grade cardboard, with linen finish print to minimise glare on puzzle image.
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Leaders Don’t Have to Yell: National Team Coach on Leading High-Performing Teams

Ghana’s Coach James Kwasi Appiah highlights experiences from his international playing and coaching career, and showcases his thoughts on Ghana football’s past, present and future. Appiah also discusses major events during his time as a player, his journey to becoming an international coach, qualifying the national team to the World Cup, his teams preparations and participation in the 2019 African Cup of Nations, Ghana’s Best XI, and leaving a legacy.

The book is divided into four parts:

Part 1 – From Boy to Man, about his childhood through to his days with Kumasi Asante Kotoko;

Part 2 – A Leader of Men and Teams, about becoming a coach and eventually the coach of the Black Stars;

Part 3 – Champions Always Play to Win, about key events in his playing and coaching career; and

Part 4 – Leaving a Legacy, about money, Ghana’s Best XI, and the future of Ghana football.

Appiah gives his account of Senegal ’92, which includes an eye-witness account of the Black Stars’ painful loss of an AFCON final after the marathon penalty shootout, as well as about the captaincy controversy at that tournament that involved Kwasi Appiah, Abedi Pele, Tony Baffoe and Tony Yeboah. He also shares about the Brazil 2014 World Cup events, AFCON 2019 (which has three chapters dedicated to it), about making money and investing wisely, and his list of Ghana’s all-time best players.

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Ghanaian Cook Book: Favourite Recipes from Ghana

In this book, you will find truly Ghanaian recipes devoid of foreign recipes which have gradually established themselves in the Ghanaian household. Most of the dishes described in the book are not only favourites in Ghana, but are also common to West Africa.

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Afram ABC Colouring Book

Kids can practice with confidence using this colouring book which has thick raised outlines to guide small hands to colour between them.

It also introduces alphabets to numbers in a fun way! The Alphabets are aligned to words children are familiar with, like ‘A’ for Africa, ‘C’ for Cocoa, ‘Q’ for Queenmother, ‘X’ for Xylophone and ‘Y’ for Yams!

This makes kid’s first attempt at colouring to be more satisfying and fun!

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Ghana’s Heritage of Culture (Hardcover)

Kofi Antubam was once a student, avid researcher, teacher and a trail-blazing master of the arts and culture.

His depiction of Ghana’s traditional values is profound. From explaining the meaning of colours, time, names, beauty, the traditions of royal Courts, the essence of the male and female, Antubam dissects sculpture, painting, music and dance, poetry, hairstyles, textiles, jewelry — our known forms of art. Presented here are one man’s notion of religion, prayer, vice and virtue, procreation and the rituals and symbolism of death in the traditions of Ghana. — Ray Sowah

Antubam’s research to identify and codify the tenets of the Ghanaian personality began in 1943. It took more than 2 decades for his words to be published. This unique and influential piece of written art, expresses the author’s beliefs, written in his unique style, a representation of the urgent call of his time. At the core of his book is the search for identify. The original book sought to define the ‘Ghanaian Personality’ ” who we were as a country and as a people. 55 years after Antubam raised this issue, we still continue to grapple with defining our collective identity. It is the hope of the publisher that, in reading this book, Ghanaians and those who study and love our culture will find explanations for ‘I am a Ghanaian’. It is rooted in our traditions.

Published by Heritage Project as part of The Legacy Series.

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Chaochao Oware (By Tekura)

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Key Words with Peter and Jane: Read and Write (Book 1c)

Age Range: 5 – 8  years

Key Words with Peter and Jane uses the most frequently met words in the English language as a starting point for learning to read successfully and confidently. The Key Words reading scheme is scientifically researched and world renowned.

Book 1c continues Peter and Jane’s adventures and introduces 20 new words such as ‘ball’, ‘shop’ and ‘toy’. Once this book has been completed, the child moves on to book 2a.

The Key Words with Peter and Jane books work because each of the key words is introduced gradually and repeated

 

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Akyem Abuakwa, 1700-1943: From Ofori Panin to Sir Ofori Atta (Trondheim Studies in History) [Hardcover]

Recently-launched in hardcover format, this book by Professor Addo-Fening is an authoritatively comprehensive treasure on Akyem Abuakwa history.

This book tells the story of Akyem Abuakwa from its origins in 17th century Adanse, through its relocation to Banso, on the backside of the Atewa Hill under Nana Ofori Panin, commonly regarded as the founder of the Akyem State, and subsequently to Kyebi, in the valley of the Birim River, after 1727; through to the interactions with the Basel Mission and social developments in the 19th and 20th centuries to the transformation of the Abuakwa economy in recent years.

Published by Heritage Project as part of The Legacy Series.

 

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