David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Ghana musical instruments: Kete drum ensemble

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:13:49

  • Cultures

    Kete

  • Shelf mark

    C811/45

  • Subjects

    Ghanaian folksongs and dance , percussion ensemble-Africa (Ghana)

  • Recording date

    1966

  • Recording locations

    Accra, Ghana

  • Performers

    unidentified (bells, drums)

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    Notes provided by Rycroft on tape box (these notes are copied word for word): 'Kete' drumming ensemble: struck bell 'Dawuro' (boat shaped); master drum 'pintim' (stick player); three supporting drums 'apintimba' (one hand-played); hourglass drum 'donno' (stick-played, pitch varied by squeezing); square frame-drum (stick-played).

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Ghana musical instruments: Kete drum ensemble

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