In recent years, the remarkable Ghanaian singer and guitarist Ebo Taylor (1936) has been warmed by the attention he has received from Western musicians and music lovers. The US and Europe have discovered his quite considerable oeuvre and Taylor is reaping the benefits. Despite his advanced age, he still often performs as a guest artist on European stages. He has also recorded a new album withThe Afrobeat Academy,a band from Berlin that includes younger musicians. The album is called Love And Death and it is full of the kind of high-life, jazz and afrobeat he was playing forty ago. This time, Taylor has shied away from innovation. His latest songs sound as if they come from the seventies, the time when Taylor and his friend Fela Kuti epitomised the sound of West Africa. He will certainly be bringing his famous lazy, phat and very danceable groove to Rotterdam.