Definition of highlife
: dance music of west African origin that combines syncopated African rhythms with elements of jazz
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Dominic James—played bright, reiterative figures in the style of Nigerian highlife; the other—
Hundreds of parishioners, overwhelmingly Nigerian, many in African ceremonial clothes, swayed to gospel songs made faster and funkier by Nigerian highlife beats.
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