Considered old-fashioned by many in Ghana in the early ’70s, the guitar-based dance music known as “highlife” achieved new relevance by the middle of the decade, in large part due to the efforts of vocalist A.B. Crentsil. Aided by his group’s bubbly horn fills and skeletal yet captivating strumming, Crentsil’s amiable voice revitalized this 1950s-rooted West African genre, which is still going strong today. Now 46, Crentsil, who will be making his first U.S. appearance since 1985, is still trying to keep the style current, coloring his Ahenfo Band’s sound on recent releases with synthesized keyboards. At 10 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. $25. (301) 680-9078. (Steve Kiviat)