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First highlife guitarist

Biography of the first Ghanaian highlife recording Artiste and guitarist, Jacob Sam

Kwame Asare, best known as Jacob Sam (1903 on the Cape Coast – 1950s), was the first to record Ghanaian highlife music and was the first highlife guita. Life and career He was a trained goldsmith. He moved to Kumasi and formed the Kumasi Trio. He was taught guitar by a Liberian seaman. He is known to be the first Ghanaian …

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