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Who is Highlife? Ghana Music - Made in Germany

"Highlife Music" "Ghana Music" "Burger Highlife" Ghana " "Afro Beat" "George Darko" "Lee Dodou"

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Overview

Genre
Music, Culture, Anthropology, Docutainment, and Lifestyle
Synopsis

Highlife Music is the rock-‘n‘-roll of Africa, and it all started in Ghana, West Africa. There is hardly a musical style which has not been fused with Highlife rhythms. This led to the genesis of Burger Highlife, a fusion of traditional music with disco and funk that was created in the recording studios of Düsseldorf and Berlin by Ghanaian musicians. Accompanied by usic and interviews, the film tells the story of how this specific brand of fusion music
came about. Top Burger Highlife stars, including George Darko, Lee Dodou, Pat Thomas, McGod, Bob Fiscian, Albert Jones, Nana Aboagye Da-Costa, Daddy Lumba, Nana Acheampong, Atongo Zimba and Nana Asamoah, John Collins and others, all present their hits. Since there is always more to music than the music itself, the documentary has also turned into a film about
Ghana.

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
106 minutes

Credits

  • Dieter Matzka ... Director / Producer
  • Wilma Kiener ... Co-Director /Producer
  • Alpha Yahaya Suberu ... Co-Director /Producer
  • Dieter Matzka ... Director of Photography

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Production: Matzka-Kiener-Filmproduktion (D), Lampion Film (
Country
Germany
Years of Production
2007 - 2009
Locations
Ghana / Germany
Prod. Partners
Support: FilmFernsehFonds Bayern (FFF Bayern), Goethe-Institut, Government Upper Austria, Ghana Tourist Board

Distribution Details

Release year
2009
Festivals
27th Int. Filmfest Munich 2009, 9th Ethnologische Filmtage München 2009, UNERHOERT! Int.MusicFilmFestival Hamburg, 8th INT. KaraFilmFESTIVAL 2010, „EU FILM FESTIVAL“ Ghana 2010, 23.Festival DER NEUE HEIMATFILM (A), FESPACO 2011 Ouagadougou, a.s.o.
Distribution
SHK Distribution 105, rue de l'Abbé Groult 75015 Paris Phone : 33 1 45 54 79 79 Fax : 33 1 45 54 79 80
Broadcast (Prod.)
no
Language
English / German / Twi
Subtitles
English, German, French, Portuguese, Arab, Indonasian

Photos

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