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In case you’re like me and are relatively new to the Ghanaian music scene, you’ve probably been wondering what the posters are all about that you’ve been seeing around campus. “Ghanaian hiplife” refers to the musical genre which fuses the styles of highlife and hip hop, with reggae influences. Highlife is an extremely popular music genre in Ghana. For a taste of what highlife music sounds like, check out Highlife Today, a US based Ghanaian online radio. Pictured on the posters are the members of VIP, which along with FOI are two of the main hiplife artists attending the symposium. Soulfege’s music, while belonging more to the “world music/ Afropolitan fusion” genre, also uses highlife drumbeats and rhythms.
In other news, GET PUMPED! We’re back from spring break now, which means less than TWO WEEKS until GMGE gets us all groovin’.

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