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Ghana’s politics has strong ties with performing arts. This is how it started

The Tempos band were known for their political songs. JCollins-BAPMAF Archives Edmund John Collins, University of Ghana Towards the end of the Kwame Nkrumah era in 1966, a number of highlife artists wrote songs critical of him as Ghana’s president. But during the period leading up to independence in 1957 and the early years of independence, most Ghanaian popular artists …

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