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—EMI/HMV (Africa)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...EMI/HMV was the single most important record company in Sub-Saharan Africa during the first half of the twentieth century. EMI (Electric and Musical Industries Ltd.) was formed in 1931 through the merger of the Gramophone Company...

E.T. Mensah

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...Dubbed the “King of Highlife,” horn player and vocalist E. T. Mensah nurtured the form in the 1940s and 1950s. Born in 1919 in the Gold Coast, now Ghana, Mensah learned to play flute while at the Accra Government School. He went on to play...

Kumasi

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 906,400 (1999) Kumasi is the second-largest city in the Republic of Ghana. It is situated almost 200 miles (320 km) inland from the country’s capital city, Accra, and is the traditional capital of the Ashanti people....

Accra

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,904,000 (2002) Accra, the capital of the Republic of Ghana, is a port city situated on the Bight of Benin in the Ga ethnic area. It became the capital of the British Gold Coast (now Ghana) in 1898....

Ghana

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 20,467,747 (2003) The Republic of Ghana is situated in West Africa, adjoining Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and Côte D’Ivoire in the west. The capital, Accra, is situated on the southern coastline....