Listen: OkayAfrica premieres a mixtape of Ebo Taylor essentials

Listen: OkayAfrica premieres a mixtape of Ebo Taylor essentials

Thu May 24th

Following after Ebo Taylor’s recently released full-length ‘Yen Ara’ on Mr.Bongo, OkayAfrica premiered an incredible mix of Ebo Taylor’s finest afrobeat and highlife classics, put together by UK producer and DJ Chris Read.

Listen to Chris Read’s mixtape, which celebrates the 60-year career of the legendary Ghanaian musician:

"Like most music from his generation, my first point of discovery was through samples, so this mix includes tracks like 'Come Along' (as sampled by Ghetto Concept, whose track 'Certified' I also included) alongside a selection of favourite cuts from his back catalogue. A couple of years back I had the pleasure of DJing in support of one Ebo's live shows in London—it was an education in Afrobeat and Highlife, and I can only hope that I might have the same energy and enthusiasm for music that his live performances and his new album exhibit after 8 decades." - Chris Read

Ebo Taylor’s performance at Le Guess Who? 2018 is curated by Devendra Banhart. This curated program also features a.o. Jessica Pratt, Vashti Bunyan, Roger Eno, and DRINKS.

Latest news