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E.T. Mensah

With the passage of trumpet player, saxophonist, and vocalist Emmanuel Tettey “E.T.” Mensah on July 19, 1996, at age 78, Ghana dropped among its most important musicians. Respectfully referred to as “the daddy of contemporary highlife,” Mensah performed a vital part within the development of Ghana’s music. In the first …

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