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    Citi FM to revive Highlife music with MOGO 2010

    by citifmonline.com
    posted Monday, 15 November 2010 19:37| 0 Comments

    Music of Ghanaian Origin (MOGO); arguably Ghana’s most authentic highlife musical celebration is set to thrill its numerous patrons once again with a parade of some of the nation’s legendary Highlife musicians.

    The event, organized by 97.3 Citi FM is scheduled to take place on Friday, December 3, 2010 at the National Theater at 7pm prompt.

    Highlife, the authentic Ghanaian local genre of music, has for centuries served the people of the West African Country with its feet-moving lyrics and style.

    From individual homes, to families, neighborhoods, through to the nooks and crannies of the Ghanaian divide, highlife is that genre of music which tears the tribal partition and gives true meaning to African unity.

    It appeals to the poor and the rich; the uneducated and the elite alike. Highlife music over a pot of palm wine is enough to stir the dancing instincts of an entire village while in the cities, an ‘Omo Tuo’ joint on Sundays is never complete without the ever refreshing Ghanaian highlife melody.

    The ‘80s introduced an even more exciting form of the music called ‘burger highlife.’

    The likes of Lee Duodu, George Darko, Ben Brako, Charles Amoah and others got the nation dancing with some of the most memorable tunes in Ghanaian music history.

    To celebrate and to the keep the spirit of this renowned music genre alive, Citi 97.3 FM has for the past five years succeeded in leading Ghanaians to relive the past and inspire the future with the MOGO concert.

    MOGO is an annual Ghanaian musical concert which brings together families, corporate institutions, individuals and lovers of highlife to celebrate genuine Ghanaian live band music.

    It features some of the world renowned and most successful Ghanaian musicians, who perform live to over two thousand music enthusiasts annually.

    Over the last five years, MOGO has featured artistes such as the legendary Osibisa Band, Lee Duodu, Paapa Yankson, Abrantie Amakye Dede, A.B Crentsil, Gyedu Blay Ambolley, Ben Brako, Asabea Cropper, Paulina Oduro, Bessa Simons, and Jewel Ackah among others.

    This year’s event promises to be one of a kind, with a blend of some of the legends in the industry and a few of the relatively young ones.

    On the bill for the night will be the ever green Ramblers International Band, Ace Keyboardist and performer Bessa Simons, Silky Voice Felix Owusu, Gyedu Blay Ambolley, Iron Boy Abrantie Amakye Dede, George Darko and young sensation Kwabena Kwabena of ‘Asor’ fame.

    MOGO, celebrating the past, inspiring the future.




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