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Songs of War and Death from the Slave Coast: Songs of War

Various Artists
Songs of War and Death from the Slave Coast: Songs of War

This 1982 release is the first in a two-part series exploring the music of the mainland Ewe people of southeastern Ghana and southern Togo, an area known as the Slave Coast. There are no prerequisites to being a musician in egalitarian Ewe society; if the desire and ability are present, anyone can become a musician. All Ewe music is comprised of drumming and singing, and this first record includes war songs, hunting songs, and songs that praise various religious deities.

Track Listing

101
Asafovhu-War Drumming Ewe male drummers, singers 7:23
102
Asafovhu-War Drumming Ewe male drummers, singers 4:43
103
Adevhu-Hunters' Drumming Ewe male drummers, singers 2:15
201
Adevhu-Hunters' Drumming Ewe male drummers, singers 2:58
202
Irovhu-Drumming to the Gods Ewe male drummers, singers 8:09
203
Irovhu-Drumming to the Gods Ewe male drummers, singers 3:13

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