Minister-Designate for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mark Okraku-Mantey, has disagreed with the assertion that Highlife music is lost in Ghana’s industry after the rise of other music genres.
Speaking at his vetting by Parliament’s Appointments Committee Tuesday, he said that the many music genres young artistes are experimenting with currently have the Highlife genre as the default rhythm.
“We still enjoy highlife, we are still producing highlife but it is in a different form for the youth of today. It will be difficult for highlife to die, because most of the music we listen to today, even the dancehall, or other genres of music, they all have the rudiments of highlife,” he said.
The Former President of the Creative Arts Industry explained that Highlife has never died, but it certainly evolved over the years.