College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder

Highlife Ensemble Trailer

Saturday 5/29

The CU West African Highlife Ensemble held its 10th Anniversary Celebration April 17, 2010 at Macky. CUWAHE commemorated this milestone by combining traditional and contemporary in one concert which brought African music to audiences of all ages and walks of life. Joining in the anniversary celebraton were a delegation of chiefs and queenmothers from the Asante Kingdom of Ghana who shared their vibrant musical traditions. Ensemble director Kwasi Ampene invited these chiefs to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the restoration of the Asante Kingdom from British Colonial rule.

Highlife Ensemble Trailer