Santrofi is credited with renewing highlife and fusing it with current trends like Afrobeats. The band will present 'Deep into Highlife', a project where the Santrofi recorded with old Highlife legends and collaborates with Afrobeats newcomers, in its tour of Germany in seven performances/Photo: santrofiofficial/Facebook

Ghanaian superstar Highlife band tours Germany

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 
30.06.22 SLO-Lent/Festival
01.07.22 D-Lärz/ Fusion Festival 
02.07.22 EST-Värska/ Seto Folk 
03.07.22 NL-Beuningen/ Down the Rabbithole 
06.07.22 D-Hamburg/Knust
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

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