(Photos) Ebo Taylor performs at 13th London African Music Festival

Ebo Taylor

Veteran Ghanaian musician Ebo Taylor joined a tall list of performers including Iroko Theatre on Day 9 of the 13th London African Music Festival held in London.

Ebo Taylor has been a vital figure on the Ghanaian music scene for over six decades.

In the late ’50s he was active in the influential highlife bands the Stargazers and the Broadway Dance Band, and in 962 he took his own group, the Black Star Highlife Band, to London, which led to collaborations with Fela Kuti and other African musicians in Britain at the time.

Returning to Ghana, he worked as a producer, crafting recordings for Pat Thomas, C.K. Mann, and others, as well as exploring his own projects, combining traditional Ghanaian material with Afro-beat, jazz, and funk rhythms to create his own recognizable sound in the ’70s.

He then took a 30-year break from the business, returning in 2010 with the album Love and Death, followed two years later by Appia Kwa Bridge.

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Photo credit: BBC

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