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Ebo Taylor presented by ArtDontSleep and JAZZ IS DEAD

Orchestra Gold, Juan G. (Afrobeats Oakland) DJ Set - In Partnership with KALW

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Doors: 7:00pm • Show: 8:00pm

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Standing Room Only - Limited VIP Tables Available for Purchase
with Orchestra Gold & Oakland Afro Beats (DJ Set)

Ebo Taylor’s new album, Yen Ara, marks the Ghanaian highlife and  Afrobeat legend’s 60th anniversary as a professional musician. Ebo  talks  about hanging out with Fela Kuti and the Beatles in “swinging  

London”, the importance of jazz in shaping his style and the  changing fortunes of West African highlife. 

Confusion surrounds the exact chronology of Ebo Taylor’s lengthy career,  and over the years he too has been flexible with dates and events. A lot of  water has, after all, passed under the bridge. There are some certainties,  however. Taylor was born in 1936 on Ghana’s Cape Coast, where he still  lives, in Saltpond City. Around 90 road-miles west of Accra, Cape Coast is  home to a string of fishing villages where traditional Ghanaian music  continues to be part of daily life and where Taylor grew up listening to  the roots highlife that has always been at the heart of his style.