Welcome to the Highlifeturntable. The purpose of this blog is to provide a way for people to listen to rare highlife music from Ghana and Nigeria. I plan to post tracks from my private collection along with a little commentary on what I know about the artist and what I like about the LP.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

K. Bentum

I do not have much information about this perfomer, but the song Tow Nkotow is off the LP Abusua Nyama recorded at the Ghana Film Studios and released on the Sole label in 1980. Kwasi Bentum is listed as the leader, composer, arranger and lead vocals and the style of highlife is called nzema highlife.

It has the same spacey feel as some of the other tracks I have posted here, but the way the vocals play out in the tune stands out for me. The vocals really begin to take over about mid way through the track and the last part with the guitar playing is beautiful.

See what you think


  1. it isn't downloading like the other recordings... and i have a mac.

  2. I reformatted the link - see if this work. sorry for the trouble

  3. Hi, thanks for the great music! Please send me an email, I have a question for you: theshiva3@aol.com

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