Lee Dodou, a Burger Highlife maestro Ghanaians will miss

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Lee Dodou is recognized as a pioneer in the fusion of Ghanaian highlife with global influences, known as Burger Highlife. Before expanding his musical career beyond Ghana in 1979, Dodou had already made a name for himself as a talented singer with various renowned groups such as Lantics, Police Band, Bisa Goma, and Zantoda under the leadership of Nana Gyedu Blay Ambuley.

Upon reaching Berlin, Germany, Dodou continued to grow as a vocalist in groups like Fire Connection and U Know for about two years. His collaboration with the rhythm section of Bus Stop, led by George Darko, was instrumental in the creation of the iconic "Ako Te Brofo" recording and the influential "Highlife Time" albums, shaping the Burger Highlife genre.

In 1984, Dodou joined Kantata and played a significant role in the group's success, contributing to hits like "Akpeteshie," "Odo Mpa," and "Saworoma." Kantata's popularity extended globally, leading to partnerships with record labels in London, Paris, New York, and Berlin.

Throughout his career, Dodou has explored solo projects and showcased his guitar skills with bands like Livin' Spirits, the Tikiman band, and the Bubba Jammeh band. He continues to work on solo recordings, ensuring his legacy as a Burger Highlife pioneer lives on for future generations.

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