This 1928 recording is considered the first Highlife recording. ev. this video: https://youtu.be/bbEUTL5rm_E The Jazz Kings, Cape Coast Sugar Babies and the Accra Orchestra are also among the first Highlife bands. During and after World War II, Highlife became even more embellished with swing and jazz elements introduced by military personnel in Ghana. This period is also considered "classic highlife." Several big bands emerged, brimming with confidence and joining the fight for Ghanaian independence. Depending on the bandleader, the music was expanded with Afro-Cuban, Congolese and Caribbean elements. Where did the Caribbean influences come from, did it have immigrants?