The album Alewa by modern Ghanaian highlife band Santrofi is the top album at the World Music Charts Europe in July 2020.
Santrofi is a modern highlife band from Accra, Ghana. It was founded by bassist and producer Emmanuel Ofori.
Ofori became a band leader after playing will well-known Ghanaian artists such as Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas and Kwashibu Area Band.
The Santrofi band includes eight musicians who perform music with roots in vintage Ghanaian highlife music. The influences include 1970s dance-guitar highlife and highlife funk as well as polyrhythmic beats and tunes from Afrobeat.
Band members include Emmanuel Ofori on bass; Dominic Quarchie on lead electric guitar; Robert ‘Nsoroma’ Koomson on load vocals and rhythm guitar; Bernard Gyamfi on trombone and shekere; Norbert Wonkyi on trumpet, flugelhorn and bell; Prince Larbi on drums and vocals; Emmanuel Boakye Agyeman on keyboards and vocals; and Victor Nii Amoo on percussion.
Below is the list of The World Music Charts Europe In July 2020
Santrofi – ALEWA – Outhere
Trio Tekke – STROVILOS – Riverboat
Maria Kalaniemi & Eero Grundstrom – MIELO – Akerö Records
Damir Imamovic – SINGER OF TALES – Wrasse
Tamikrest – TAMOTAIT – Glitterbeat
Fra Fra – FUNERAL SONGS – Glitterbeat
The Pace Setters – EDIKANFO– Glitterbeat
Andrew Cronshaw – ZITHERS – Cloud Valley Music
Sam Lee – OLD WOW – Cooking Vinyl
Xabier Diaz & Adufeiras de Salitre – AS CATEDRAIS SILENCIADAS/THE SILENCED CATHEDRALS – Musicas de Salitre
Alhousseini Anivolla & Girum Mezmur – AFROPENTATONISMO – Piranha
Jola – JOLA – HIDDEN GNAWA MUSIC IN BRUSSELS – Muziekpublique
Besh o droM- 20 – Fono
Oumou Sangare – ACOUSTIC – No Format!
Rasm Almashan – YEMENIA – Soliton
Ba Balance- AROUND THE CROCODILE POND – One World Records
Trad.Attack! – MAKE YOUR MOVE – Made in Baltics
Sarah Palu – IKIVIRTA – Sarah Palu
Boris Kovac New Ritual Quartet – WHITE WORLD – MUSIC FOR DANCE AND… – Kachara Home Productions
La Coixinera – TENIM I TINDREM – Segell Microscopi
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