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Traditional Drumming and Dances of Ghana

Various Artists
Traditional Drumming and Dances of Ghana

As conveyed in Traditional Drumming and Dances of Ghana, drum rhythms communicate important messages on all occasions: about unity, bravery in war, honoring ancestors and chiefs, and initiation into adulthood, among others. Scholar and music editor John Tanson recorded music of six Ghanaian tribes in the 1970s, and the resulting album shows the significance of drumming and dance, especially as demonstrated in the track “Talking Drums.” Track notes are accompanied by pictures of some of the dances and ceremonies.

Track Listing

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Borborbor - Durbar and Other Festival Music n/a 3:39
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102
Asafo Drumming n/a 2:34
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103
Apitim Drumming n/a 2:15
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104
Fontomfrom Drumming - Chiefs State Music n/a 3:15
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105
Kete Drumming n/a 1:21
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106
Nyamkoro (Adowa) - Women's Music n/a 2:01
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107
Adowa Drumming n/a 1:55
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108
Lobi Dancers n/a 4:24
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Bamaya Group n/a 3:43
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202
Adenkum n/a 2:06
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203
Kpanlongo n/a 3:54
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204
Gonji n/a 5:17
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205
Krama n/a 3:04
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206
Talking Drums n/a 1:17

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