Ebo Taylor Explores Highlife Roots On New Album Appia Kwa Bridge

Ebo Taylor is a towering figure in the field of African music. The fact that, well into his 70s, he continues to tour and record speaks loudly to his dedication to his craft, and to the worldwide excitement over his music. Appia Kwa Bridge will be the second new studio album of his since 2010, recorded again with Berlin’s Afrobeat Academy.

On the new record, Ebo takes a personal approach, both in the subject matter, and the musical inspiration. “I wanted to go back to a highlife feeling with this album,” he explains. “The songs are very personal and it is an important part of my music to keep alive many traditional Fante songs, war chants and children’s rhymes.”

We’re honored to be able to share new music with you from a man and musician of Ebo’s stature. Appia Kwa Bridge will be released in April, and Mr. Taylor will be performing internationally this Spring.