Highlife legend George Darko is set to hold a memorable event on October 26 to celebrate 30 years of ‚ÄėAkoo Te Brofo‚Äô, his hit song.
The event is scheduled to take place at the Accra International Conference Centre, and George Darko will headline the concert that seeks to celebrate three solid decades of a song that changed the face of highlife and introduced Burger Highlife, his claim to fame.
‚ÄúThe King of Burger Highlife, as he has been known for the greater part of his musical years, is all fired up for the grand show,‚ÄĚ his handlers, Mirror Image Productions said.
Mirror Image Productions also announced that the celebrated musician would be joined in concert by other well-known artistes on the night, to drum home the ‚ÄėAko Te Brofo‚Äô story.
‚ÄúThis is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime event, and we are hopeful of its success,‚ÄĚ Gilbert Boakye Nhyira of Mirror Image said, adding, ‚ÄúGeorge Darko is fired up for this show. ‚ÄėAkoo Te Brofo‚Äô at 30 is a concert you don‚Äôt want to miss‚ÄĚ.
Years after blazing the trail of an appreciable subset of highlife, George‚Äôs Burger Highlife still reigns, and can be seen and heard subtly in modern day Ghanaian songs.
The concert would surely rekindle and ignite the passion and drive that accompanied and embraced Burger Highlife years ago, Mirror Image said.
Burger Highlife, through the years, has found a perfect home in the life of Highlife as a universal music genre, with a huge following.
The story is told of how in the 1980s, Reggae music was gaining popularity worldwide and was carrying with it a growing popularity for other forms of world music that were easy to dance to.
Highlife music, often fused with Reggae, then gained a wider audience in Europe and North America at this time.
During the late 1970s to early 1980s, there was a massive exodus of Ghanaians to foreign lands, with many making the cities of Berlin, D√ľsseldorf and Hamburg their second home.
Burger Highlife was born when Ghanaian musicians in Germany started collaborating with German musicians and producers to create a crossover music style from highlife, disco and funk music, leading to the birth of Burger Highlife.
‚ÄúThe October 26 concert is sure to add to the ever-growing popularity of ‚ÄėAkoo Te Brofo‚Äô as a song and Burger Highlife as a genre,‚ÄĚ Mirror Image assured.