Owen Wright

Publication Date

Spring 1995


This paper attempts to explore the major themes and ideals asserted in popular music in Ghana and give an account for their existence. By defining the major genres of music enjoyed in the country, I explore the values associated with each of them. In doing do so I show that popular music whether indigenous or global represents society in one way or another. I also explore the democratization of music in Ghana and some of popular music's limiting factors in representing culture.