Kwaa Mensah
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b. 1920, Lagos, Nigeria, d. 1991, Ghana. Alternatively known as either ‘the godfather of palm-wine highlife' or simply ‘the king of palm-wine', Mensah was instructed on the guitar by his uncle, Kwame (Sam) Asare. Asare had been among the very first practitioners of palm-wine music, which grew in Ghana's ports as a hybrid of several influences, notably the two-finger guitar style of Kru fishermen. Arare became the first Ghanaian musician to record (for Zonophone) after travelling... Read more

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