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Music of the Ashanti of Ghana

Various Artists
Music of the Ashanti of Ghana
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Before the Ashanti region was annexed by the British in 1901, into what is now Ghana, it was one of the most powerful kingdoms of pre-colonial Africa, and music played a vital role in Ashanti society. The tracks on this 1979 Folkways release range from genres found at the court of chiefs to highlife. Multi-level drum music predominates, but there are also other instruments and vocal numbers, especially by women.

Track Listing

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Kete: Kyenkyehene Kete Children's Group and Mr. P.K. Attah 5:28
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102
Nnwomkoro Yiadom Boakye and Manhyia Tete Nwomkoro 4:05
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Adowa: Mpre Yiadom Boakye and Manhyia Tete Nwomkoro 6:44
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Dansuom Yiadom Boakye and Manhyia Tete Nwomkoro 5:28
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Sikyi Sikyi 5:11
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Highlife Yiadom Boakye and Manhyia Tete Nwomkoro 3:00
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Bragoro - Puberty Festival Yiadom Boakye and Manhyia Tete Nwomkoro 5:49
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Ntan Ntan and B. K. Amankwa 8:06
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