Global A Go-Go: Ghana
90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley and wgxc.org/listen everywhere
Hosted by Bill Lupoletti.
Celebrating the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Ghana, the first sub-Saharan African colony to achieve sovereignty, with 2 hours of highlife, palm-wine, Afro-funk and kologo music.
Lord Kitchener & His Calypso All-Stars | Trinidad & Tobago | Birth Of Ghana | Birth Of Ghana - Single | Melodisc | 1957
Lord Ganda & Rupert Nurse's Calypso Band | Sierra Leone-Trinidad & Tobago | Ghana, Forward Forever | Ghana, Forward Forever - Single | Melodisc | 1957
E.T. Mensah & His Tempos Band | Ghana | Ghana Freedom | Ghana Freedom - Single | Decca | 1957
E.T. Mensah & His Tempos Band | Ghana | Ghana, Guinea, Mali | Tempos Melodies | Decca | 1961
Koo Nimo | Ghana | Yaa Amponsah | Vintage Palmwine | Otrabanda | 2003
Santrofi | Ghana | Cocoase | Alewa | Out Here | 2020
Ebo Taylor & Uhuru Yenzu | Ghana | Love & Death | Conflict Nkru! | Essiebons | 1980
Pat Thomas | Ghana | Mewo Akoma | In Action - Asante Kotoko | Kapa | 1982
C.K. Mann Big Band | Ghana | Fa Wa'koma Ma Me | Essiebons Special 1973-1984: Ghana Music Power House | Analog Africa | 1976
K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas | Ghana | Kyenkyen Bi Adi M'awu | K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas (Blue Album) | Ofo Bros | 1976
Jembaa Groove | Germany-Ghana-Benin-Israel-Portugal | Mokole | Susuma | Agogo | 2022
Honny & Bees Band | Ghana | Psychedelic Woman | Psychedelic Woman - Single | Essiebons | 1973
Gyedu-Blay Ambolley | Ghana | This Hustling World | Simigwa | Essiebons | 1975
K.O.G. (Kweku Of Ghana) | Ghana-England UK | No Way (feat Gyedu-Blay Ambolley) | Zone 6, Agege | Pura Vida Sounds / Heavenly Sweetness | 2022
Oscar Sulley & The Uhuru Dance Band | Ghana | Bukom Mashie | Ghana Soundz: Afro-Beat, Funk & Fusion In 70s Ghana | Soundway | 1973
Alostmen | Ghana | Teach Me | Kologo | Strut | 2021
Guy One | Ghana-Germany | Everything You Do, You Do For Yourself | #1 | Philophon | 2018
King Ayisoba | Ghana | Champion No Easy (feat Batman) | Modern Ghanaians | Pidgen Music | 2006
Atongo Zimba | Ghana | No Beer In Heaven | Savannah Breeze | Hippo | 2005
"Global A Go-Go" is hosted by Bill Lupoletti and originally broadcast on WRIR in Richmond, Virginia. Lupoletti writes, "I describe 'Global A Go-Go' as 'music from around the world in the universal language of groove.' In short, you could call it a world music program that emphasizes the danceable over the folkloric. 'Global A Go-Go' is all about decolonizing your ears. My goal with this program is to expand your listening horizon: I want more people to listen to more music from outside their own country, language, culture and comfort zone. You'll hear plenty of newly released music on 'Global A Go-Go,' but I also feature classic and historic recordings on virtually every program. I play music from all continents (OK, not Antarctica) -- if I tallied everything Africa would certainly come in #1 and South America would probably be #2. And I do play music from the USA when it fits the context. For more information go to http://www.globalagogo.com/.