The young Highlife supergroup Santrofi from Accra will kick off its European tour in Munich on 25 May. The ‘Deep into Highlife’ tour 2022, which will take band throughout Europe with over 30 dates, builds on its celebrated first Europe tour in 2019.
“After months of performing and collaborating with Highlife legends such as AB Crentsil or AK Yeboah, jamming with musicians like Afrobeats newcomer Camidoh, superstar Black Sherif and Kumasi trap sensation Yaw Tog we are proud to announce that the second phase of our Deep into Highlife project will take off end of May: Finally Deep into Highlife is coming to Germany,” Outhere Records, the band’s German agent announced euphorically in a press release.
The band will be opening their Europe tour 2022 with seven very special concerts in Germany presenting a half a year of work put into the Deep into Highlife project, Outhere said.
The Ghanaian band is coming to Germany, with two very special guests: Yaw Tog and AK Yeboah.
The tour will also showcase sweet & funky Highlifecrooner A.K. Yeboah known for his legendary KK’S No2 band and father of guitar wizard Kwame Yeboah. AK Yeboah started his career as a female voice impersonator in the late 60ies. He soon formed his own band and became one of the most celebrated guitar band Highlifesingers of the 70ies. After the military coup he recorded several albums in UK that have become sought after Highlife classics today. Ak Yeboah is in his late 70ies. Highlife is still his life and he is super grateful to present to the world what he loves doing most: playing Highlife.
“The Deep into Highlife tour 2022 takes Highlife from its roots straight into the future,” Outhere, the Munich-based music label writes.
“Santrofi is a young all-star band from Ghana brimming with gifted musicians. They have played with the kings of highlife such as Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas, Gyedu Blay Ambolley, Osibisa, George Darko but also the young stars of today like Sarkodie and 2 Face Idibia.
“They have learnt from the masters and are now ready to take highlife into the future. Their mission is to bring Highlife back; not only to the world but also to Ghana, where the young generation has forgotten all about this great music.
Deep into Highlife Tour 2022
25.05.22 D-München/ Kammerspiele Therese Giese Halle
26.05.22 D-München/ Import Export
27.06.22 D-Ötigheim/ Bierzelt support for La Brassbanda
28.05.22 D-Bochum/ Ruhr International
31.05.22 D-Wiesbaden/ Schlachthof
01.06.22 D-Cologne/ CBE
02.06.22 D-Berlin/ Kulturbrauerei
Santrofi album tour 2022
21.05.22 BEL-Brussels/ Jam’n’Jette
29.05.22 FIN-Helsinki/ World Village Festival
04.06.22 MZ-Skopje/OFF Festival
16.06.22 UK-Leeds/ Brudenell Social Club
17.06.22 UK- Kingdom-London/ Jazz Café
18.06.22 F-Toulouse/ Rio Loco
19.06.22 UK-Liverpool/ Africa Oyé
25.06.22 UK- Bethesda/ Neuadd Ogwen
01.07.22 D-Lärz/ Fusion Festival
02.07.22 EST-Värska/ Seto Folk
03.07.22 NL-Beuningen/ Down the Rabbithole
07.07.22 DK-Kopenhagen/ Jazz Festival
09.07.22 D-Rudolstadt/ Festival
15.07.22 NL-Lichtenvoorde/ Zwarte Cross
19.07.22 CH-Nyon/ Paleo
20.07.22 CH-Nyon/ Paleo
23.07.22 D-Koblenz/ Horizonte Festival
29.07.22 DK-Thisted/ Alive Festival
30.07.22 CH-Steinhausen/ Waldstsock
04.08.22 BEL-Eeklo/ Helden In the Park
05.08.22 D-Bad Windsheim/ Weinturm
06.08.22 AUT-Wieselburg/Hiesige & Dosige
09.08.22 F-Grimaud/ Festival Les Grimaldines
12.08.22 HU-Budapest/ Sziget Festival