Santrofi, a young all-star band from Ghana brimming with gifted musicians has released its debut album Alewa.
The album brings a new wave of fresh highlife rooted in the past with knowledge of the future directly from the streets of Accra.
Right from Ghana, Santrofi first appeared at festivals around Europe in the summer of 2019, from Roskilde to Sines and WOMAD. They also stunned their audience at WOMEX 2019 in Finland.
The band has played with the kings of highlife such as Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas, Gyedu Blay Ambolley, Osibisa, George Darko but also the young stars of today like Sarkodie and 2 Face Idibia.
Santrofi’s influences range from the riveting fast-paced pulse of 70s dance-guitar highlife, and the other-worldly sound of Highlife funk to the polyrhythmic beats and melodies that took Afrobeat across the globe.
Stream Alewa from below.