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Music of the Ashanti of Ghana

Various Artists
Music of the Ashanti of Ghana

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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103
Adowa: Mpre Yiadom Boakye and Manhyia Tete Nwomkoro 6:44
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104
Dansuom Yiadom Boakye and Manhyia Tete Nwomkoro 5:28
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Sikyi Sikyi 5:11
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202
Highlife Yiadom Boakye and Manhyia Tete Nwomkoro 3:00
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203
Bragoro - Puberty Festival Yiadom Boakye and Manhyia Tete Nwomkoro 5:49
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204
Ntan Ntan and B. K. Amankwa 8:06

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