Adolf Tagoe Taking Highlife Music To Places
One of the genres of the Ghanaian that can be a brutally competitive business which we tend to forget is the highlife realm. And that kingdom includes Adolf Tagoe, if artistes like Amakye Dede, Lee Doudo, Charles Amoah, Gyedu Blay Ambolley and more are to be mention. Adolf Tagoe, a Ga highlife artiste, album was well received when it music shops worldwide last year. As for Adolf Tagoe, it’s likely he’s too busy working to be concerned about anyone’s expectations but what he knows is that he is dishing his fans with good music on silver plates. With several national television appearances already under his belt some time last year in Ghana, he’ll continue to promote the new album, “Kiss” worldwide and everywhere he goes. Ghana Music.com recently talked to him about his life, music life and the future of Adolf Tagoe. Ghana Music.com: How would you describe your character to Ghana Music.com? Adolf Tagoe: I will describe my character to Ghana Music.com. Hmmm, I want that to be private. Ghana Music.com: What was it like doing music in the states? Adolf Tagoe: Doing music in the U.S.A. is like a dream come true for me. Ghana Music.com: Watching you from your “Odo Ntintin” video, you look good and could live anywhere in the world. Why globetrot the world? Adolf Tagoe: To me music is an international language and to be able to give good music to your music fans all over the world, means you have to travel from one country to the other country to learn and play different rhythms. Watch Odo Ntintan by Adolf Tagoe Ghana Music.com: Were there other teachers or musicians who had a big impact on you growing up? Adolf Tagoe: My grandmother, Kenebi Bortiorkor had a big impact on me. Ghana Music.com: What kind of training did you have? Adolf Tagoe: I was a trained as an engineer. Ghana Music.com: What advice would you give to a young person who wants to be a musician? Adolf Tagoe: My advice to any young person who wants to be a musician is that don’t give up, never give up. Ghana Music.com: What are the musical influences that have marked your own appreciation of music, from your beginning until now? Adolf Tagoe: I grew up listening to different kinds of music and I think that I owe it to all that. Ghana Music.com: What experiences do you base your song writing on? Adolf Tagoe: True love tales is what I base my songs on. My lyrics are able to touch the lives of others. Ghana Music.com: How many and which instruments can you play? Adolf Tagoe: The keyboard and kalenba. Ghana Music.com: What do you know about highlife music? Adolf Tagoe: Highlife music is a Ghanaian artistic identity. Ghana Music.com: How would you like to be remembered in the world of music? Adolf Tagoe: I would want to remembered as the artist who never forget about his roots. Ghana Music.com: What is the biggest surprise you have ever had on stage? Adolf Tagoe: I can’t name one because every step I take on stage both locally and internationally, it always turns to be a big surprise. Ghana Music.com: Let’s talk about “Kiss” your latest album. Shed more light on it? Adolf Tagoe: Kiss is a true story about me and my first love who I lost a year ago but always dream of her. Ghana Music.com: With the new album coming up soon. Are you going to go back to the same old Adolf Tagoe or do you want to keep trying new styles? Adolf Tagoe: Am taking this new album to the next level. Ghana Music.com: Does the image of the artist also belong to his public? Adolf Tagoe: Yes, the image of any artist belongs to the public. Ghana Music.com: How would you like your music to help change the world? Adolf Tagoe: By spreading a message of love, peace, and unity through my music. Ghana Music.com: Have you ever put yourself in the shoes of your fans? Were you a fan of any artist when you were younger? Adolf Tagoe: Yes, Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie. Ghana Music.com: What is the craziest thing you have done for your favorite artiste as a fan? Adolf Tagoe: Trying to learn Michael Jackson dance moves. Ghana Music.com: How about the changes in the Ghanaian music industry? Do you think highlife is dead? Adolf Tagoe: Highlife is not dead and will never die.
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