E.T. Mensah And His Tempos Band* - Ghana High Life (Vinyl)

At the age of 12 he learned to play flute in the Government School band and in he began playing piccolo and flute in the Accra Orchestra, a schoolchildren's band. The leader of the Accra Orchestra at the time was a teacher, Joe Lamptey, who gathered talented young people together to form a band. Mensah continued to play with this orchestra and also learnt to play the alto- saxophone.

His musical career was given an opportunity when he was able to finance his own musical ventures by opening a pharmacy. Mensah also has an elder brother, Yebuah Mensah, who was the leader of a dance orchestra in the Gold Coast. The original "Tempos" band was formed in as a " jam session " group by some European soldiers stationed in Accra. It played for army dances and at the Accra club. Review What endures here is the music: its innocence, playfulness and gentle humor remain seductive all these years later.

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Verified Purchase. I heard this album reviewed on NPR. I don't know anything about jazz or African music. I just love this album. I play in on my Echo when I cook or just lounging around reading the paper or a magazine. One person found this helpful. This music is fun and chill to listen to. Jazz is universal. Fantastic , loving it every moment.

See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. My father and I both loved this Fantastic anthology. Laudable efforts in the movie industry cannot be overlooked. Movie productions from Sparrows Productions, led by Shirley Frimpong-Manso generously have some highlife played in romantic scenes.

Above the melodic and percussion instruments used are the vocalists. In regard to song structure, call-and-response refrains typically alternate with longer solo sections that are often declamatory and improvisational. In these long solo sections, a lead singer may be telling a story or expounding upon a particular moral lesson.

Wulomei is a typical example. They subsequently toured West Africa widely. Mr Faisal Helwani also contributed to the success of Koo Nimo, another phenomenal legend. These musicians tour the world putting up performances in Berlin, New York, London, Johannesburg, Amsterdam, just to mention a few. This gets our culture and identity exported and appreciated abroad. Derek is a writer and speaker with expertise in marketing, entrepreneurship and finance. He is currently working as a Sales Executive at Infinite Media.

Disclaimer: The views, thoughts, and analysis expressed on this medium belong solely to the respective authors, and are not necessarily the views of siro Home Inside. Highlife Music: Past, Present, and Future 5 min read Is highlife music some relic and preserve of retired entertainers and old-timers, or is there a legitimate modern appeal? Over time, African musicians replaced the European ones, until finally it became an all-African band.

Mensah joined the band in Shortly after this the band split up, to be reformed again with Mensah as its leader. The highlife style of music started to decline in the s, but E. Mensah remained active for years afterwards. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from E T Mensah.

Jan 17,  · From “E. T. Mensah and his Tempos Band - Mensah’s African Rhythms” [ Decca ‎- WAPS27 - Decca West African Series (LP) Record Company: Decca (West Africa) Limited, UK .

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  1. Explore releases from E. T. Mensah & His Tempos Band at Discogs. Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from E. T. Mensah & His Tempos Band at the Discogs Marketplace. E.T. Mensah And His Tempos Band* Ghana High Life (EP) 2 versions: Decca: Ghana: Sell This Version: 2 .
  2. Mar 19,  · In E. T. Mensah brought in further promising players and for the first time the band went under the name of E. T. Mensah and his Tempo's band. During this period the band started to work to set arrangements and the solo spots were worked into the main arrangements still allowing the soloist a certain amount of free expression, thus maintaining the effect of /5(8).
  3. E.T. Mensah was the first King of Highlife, and although he died 19 years ago, he is still and forever will be the King of Highlife, the mainly-Ghanaian dance music that he made popular around Africa and beyond in the s and 60s. E.T. (as everyone called him) played a variety of instruments but especially saxophones and the trumpet, composed hundreds of songs and 5/5(5).
  4. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Ghana Highlifes Volume One on Discogs. Label: Decca - WAX • Series: Decca West African Series • Format: Vinyl 7 Broadway Dance Band / E.T. Mensah And His Tempos Band* - Ghana Highlifes Volume One (, Vinyl) | Discogs.
  5. E.T Mensah and The Tempos (Artist), The Ramblers International Dance Band (Artist), Professional Uhuru (Artist) & Format: Audio CD out of 5 stars 1 rating See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions4/5(1).
  6. – E. T. Mensah & His Tempos Band: Me Da Wo Ase: A4 – E. T. Mensah & His Tempos Band: Gbaa Anokwale: A5 – Stargazers Dance Band: Obi Nkabi Mma'm: A6 – Charles Iwegbue & His Archibogs: Gbamigoro: A7 – E.C. Arinze & His Music: Ogbuefi Nnamdi Azikiwe: B1 – E. T. Mensah & His Tempos Band: Ghana-Guinea-Mali: B2 – E. T. Mensah & His.
  7. Early years. Mensah was born at Accra, in the Gold Coast, West Africa, on 31 May His early education took place at the Government School, Accra, and later at Accra High School. At the age of 12 he learned to play flute in the Government School band and in he began playing piccolo and flute in the Accra Orchestra, a schoolchildren's band. The leader of the .
  8. In Mensah broke away to re-from the Tempos under his own leadership, offering a revitalised version of highlife, with more modern instrumentation and a wide variety of local rhythms. The Tempos' relaxed style was immediately popular. E.T. made his first visit to Nigeria in when dance bands were still playing the dated swing music.

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