The Austin 100: Bisa Kdei Bisa Kdei's spirited and playful highlife music has made him a star in his native Ghana — and marked him for crossover success as West African music gets its hooks into worldwide audiences.
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The Austin 100: Bisa Kdei

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Hometown: Accra, Ghana

Genre: Pop

Why We're Excited: Bisa Kdei's spirited and playful highlife music has made him a star in his native Ghana — and marked him for crossover success as West African music gets its hooks into worldwide audiences. On 2018's luminous Highlife Konnect, Kdei collaborates closely with musicians from other African nations, in the hopes of expanding not only his commercial reach, but also his own musical boundaries.

Listen to Bisa Kdei's "Asew"

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