American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal An extravagant or luxurious style of living.
- n. Popular West African dance music that combines African rhythms and Western-style pop melodies.
- high + life (Wiktionary)
“Paid sex, lies and online videoclips in Bulgarian highlife fill the pages of local media”
“I loved how in Burkina and Mali traditional music was still very much prominent in the peoples music taste .. in Ghana there is a booming "highlife" music industry which is more hip hop / pop sound but I still think nothing can compare to the traditional sound.”
“We were surprised to find the place busy with a live highlife band playing for a private gathering.”
“I had never been outside of America before, so I went to research the music industry in Ghana and their transition from highlife to hiplife, which is their version of rap music," he said.”
“He composed, arranged and performed in several leading highlife bands such as the Stargazers and Broadway Dance Band.”
“As the title suggests, it had elements of African highlife, as well as a Sonny Rollins-style calypso.”
“Hearing these eight, nine, ten minute tromps through highlife-fueled funk is a world away from the tasty tidbits of Nigeria Special Volume 2: Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-6 (Soundway).”
“You will recognize the music, however, as this collection is filled with the Yoruba rhythms and highlife guitars that inspired the man, or covers by artists he influenced.”
“But D. C.-based Elikeh, fronted by Togolese singer-guitarist Massama Dogo, is seeking to change that with its mix of Afrofunk, highlife and roots - a style it calls "Afro-high.”
“The former Dresden working-class girl took to the highlife of a concentration camp overseer.”
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