In the 1950s, Ebo Taylor formed his first band in Ghana and has continued to electrify his audience for 60 years now. Today, the 80-year-old guitarist is known as the forefather of African Highlife music. His concerts are a real firework of energy and first-rate music, and he is a pioneer of the fusion of tradition and modernity.
He influenced many African artists, among them the young Fela Kuti, and worked with uncounted bands, e.g. the Ghana Black Star Band, the Uhuru Dance Band, the Apagya Show Band, and many more.
From the beginning of the eighties on, he fell into oblivion for about 30 years before celebrating his comeback with his epochal album “Love and Death” in 2010.
In 2014, Ebo Taylor was the first Ghanaian musician to be awarded the African Genius Award “Kwame Nkrumah”.
With more than 150 concerts in various countries, Ebo Taylor convinces with experience on stage and a unique love for music. As a singer, guitarist, band leader and producer, Ebo Taylor has already made history. With a mix of traditional Ghanaian material, AfroBeat, Jazz and Funk, the guitar legend conquers the world through his magical voice and his funky Highlife guitars.
On Sunday, 4th June, the “King of Highlife” will perform in the Glashaus in Bayreuth. All information at one glance:
Sunday. 4th June, 8 P.M.
Aftershow Party with DJane Kit Kat from Berlin
Glashaus, Universitätsstraße 30, 95440 Bayreuth