WHO IS HIGHLIFE?

Directed by: Wilma Kiener, Dieter Matzka and Yahaya Alpha Suberu

Runtime: 112 min.

Highlife music is the rock-'n'-roll of Africa, and it all started in Ghana, West Africa. Ghana swings from morning until well after midnight to the tunes of Highlife Music. Ever since the heyday of colonialism, West African musicians have created a combination of typical Ghanaian beats with constantly changing Western influence. There is hardly a musical style which has not been fused with Highlife rhythms. This led to the genesis of Burger Highlife, a fusion of traditional music with disco and funk that was created in the recording studios of Düsseldorf and Berlin by Ghanaian musicians. Accompanied by music and interviews, “Who is Highlife?” tells the story of how this specific brand of fusion music came about. Top Burger Highlife stars, including George Darko, Lee Dodou, Pat Thomas, Albert Jones, Nana Aboagye Da-Costa, Daddy Lumba, Nana Acheampong, Atongo Zimba and Nana Asamoah, John Collins and others, all present their hits. Since there is always more to music than the music itself, the documentary has also turned into a film about Ghana.

29 May • MKC Kino Frosina, 20:00