More Mogya or 'More Blood’ forms the second part of a trilogy of audio-based projects using Ghanaian Highlife audio samples. This project occurred as a result of ongoing discussions and collaboration between the Bokoor African Popular Music Archives Foundation (BAPMAF) and myself. BAPMAF is 'concerned with the lack of research and information on local Ghanaian highlife music and the demise of the ‘classical’ styles of this genre.' It aims to preserve, promote and disseminate Ghanaian/African popular and traditional performance, to act as facilitator, consultant, and resource centre for various African arts projects in Ghana and the wider international community.
The samples from this album come from the foundation’s own library of recordings. Permission to use these was kindly granted by founder and chairman of BAPMAF, Professor John Collins who has been involved in the West African music scene since 1969.
In comparison to the first project Meh Mogya, which sampled from a largely electronic Highlife sound, the focus of this project is acoustic-based Highlife sounds, including that of the Palm-wine guitar playing style.