Ewe Drum Set

$1,950.00

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Our Ewe drumming set consists of 5 different sized drums.

Produced in Ghana and skinned with traditional antelope hide.

Ewe drumming is very diverse and is played in many slightly different ways. For example, an Ewe musician from Togo may play a piece or instrument slightly differently from the way a Ewe from Ghana does. The Fon people of Benin are another example of this variation. They construct their villages, towns, and cities on water, and because of this, they do not play the same upright drums other Ewe play. Instead, they place large gourds on water as drums.

For more information on Ewe drumming, be sure to check out John Miller Chernoff’s book African Rhythm and African Sensibility: Aesthetics and Social Action in African Musical Idioms.

About this set

Country of Origin………………………………………..Ghana
Wood…………………………………………………………Twenaboa
Sogo Diameter, Height & Weight………………… 10″, 61cm & 7.8kg
Atsimevu Diameter, Height & Weight………….10″, 136cm & 18.9kg
Kaganu Diameter, Height & Weight……………..6″, 56cm & 2.3kg
Kloboto Diameter, Height & Weight……………10″, 46cm & 4kg
Kidi Diameter, Height & Weight………………….8″, 56cm & 5kg
Skin……………………………………………………………Thin African Antelope Hide

About the shells
Twenaboa is a medium density timber with a golden grain.

 

Additional information

Dimensions 33 × 33 × 33 cm