David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Ghana musical instruments: a pair of talking drums

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:13:49

  • Cultures

    Ashante

  • Shelf mark

    C811/45

  • Subjects

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

  • Recording date

    1966

  • Recording locations

    Accra, Ghana

  • Performers

    unidentified (drums)

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    Notes provided by Rycroft on tape box (these notes are copied word for word): Pair of Akan 'talking drums', 'Atumpan' (played with angular sticks). This recording includes spoken sections delivered by an Unidentified male. He provides information about the drums and the mythological background behind a particular rhythm.

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Ghana musical instruments: a pair of talking drums

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