Opus 6 Newsletter #3
Tuesday, June 18th
Travel The World With Opus Electives
Destination #2: Ghana
Ghanaian Ewe Drumming
Derrick Spiva Jr.
A style of drumming named for the Ewe people in Ghana, Togo, and Benin that features complex polyrhythms (contrasting rhythms that are played simultaneously).
Ewe drumming has been traditionally performed by and for the warriors of West Africa. Today, the music is played for important ceremonies like funerals and weddings.
Photo credit: http://www.african-music-safari.com/ewe-drumming.html
The music is played on a "family" of different drums made from wood and antelope skin, as shown above. Learn more about this traditional style of music with our SMYO conductor and Ghanaian Elective teacher Derrick Spiva Jr!
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