This product is a Pre Order and is scheduled to be released 10th May 2024

This product is available on preorder with a limited discounted price.



This product is available on pre order with a limited discounted price.


Highlighting a time when the burgeoning Ghanaian diaspora across Europe andNorth America was utilising new music technology and recording techniques. A period of movement, emigration and innovation.

The dawn of the 80s saw an increase in emigration following a period of political upheaval at home, with many Ghanaians moving to Europe - especially Germany - to find work. Musicians recording both at home and abroad began to blend highlife with outside influences, taking inspiration from US disco and boogie, European new wave and Caribbean zouk and soca, reflecting new surroundings and cementing musical connections forged in London, Hamburg, Toronto and New York.

Ghana Special celebrates this key period of musical innovation and cultural exchange that redefined the parameters of Ghanaian music and accelerated the cultural exchange between West Africa and Europe.


Disc 1

1. The Godfathers - Ebe Ye Yie Ni

2. Pat Thomas - Gye Wani

3. Bessa Simons - Sii Nana

4. Rex Gyamfi - Obiara Bewu

5. Pepper, Onion, Ginger & Salt - M.C. Mambo

6. Andy Vans - Adjoa Amisa

Disc 2

1. Starlite - Anoma Koro

2. Abdul Raheem - Alaiye

3. Ernest Honny - New Dance

4. Kwasi Afari Minta - Barima Nsu

5. Marijata - Otanhunu

6. Jon K – Asafo

Disc 3

1. Dadadi - Jigi Jigi

2. Gyedu Blay Ambolley - Apple

3. Charles Amoah - Fre Me (Call Me)

4. George Darko - Kaakyire Nua

5. Nan Mayen - Mumude

6. Nana Budjei - Asobrachie

Release Info

Release Date: 10th May 2024
Format: 3LP
Label: Soundway

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Pre Order FAQ

When is this released?

Ghana Special 2 - ELECTRONIC HIGHLIFE & AFRO SOUNDS IN THE DIASPORA 1980-93 is available for Pre Order now and has a scheduled release date of 10th May 2024.

In the event of any delays to this date, we will try to keep this page updated in the '⚠ Updates' tab.

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