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Ghanaian Ewe Drumming

Submitted by hannah on Tue, 06/18/2019 - 16:21

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Opus 6 Newsletter #3

Tuesday, June 18th

Travel The World With Opus Electives

Destination #2: Ghana
Ghanaian Ewe Drumming

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 Derrick Spiva Jr.

“Ewe” Drumming
 A style of drumming named for the Ewe people in Ghana, Togo, and Benin that features complex polyrhythms (contrasting rhythms that are played simultaneously). 
 

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Photo credit: http://freedomspear.blogspot.com/2013/01/ewe-drumming-from-ghana.html

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. 
 

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 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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