Legendary highlife musician, Ben Brako, has argued that laying a definition to highlife music will be a disservice to the genre as it’s very difficult to do so.
The ace musician, with decades of experience retorted that even though some people define highlife as a beat, that in his view will not be enough to define highlife because there are more elements to a complete highlife music than beats.
In a chitchat with Kobby Kyei at his residence, Mr. Brako, explained that there should be other cultural elements fused in the melody and the expressions to qualify a music to be highlife lest any song will be considered highlife.
He said, “It’s very difficult to define highlife. I’ve seen musicians and their forums trying to define highlife. Even though some people define highlife as a beat, but that is not in my view enough to define highlife”.
“I think that when it comes to highlife, you have to have certain other cultural aspects embedded even in the melody and the rendition. Otherwise any song would be considered highlife”, he added.