Three principles of timing in Anlo dance drumming

Hewitt Pantaleoni


In Anyako, an island town in southeastern Ghana, the Anlo branch of the Evespeaking people have at least thirty-seven different traditional drum ensembles. Westerners are not familiar with the principles of musical timing in these ensembles. These principles are clearly illustrated in the AtsiĆ£, dance drumming known as Anlo, a stately recreational music said to date from the sixteenth century or earlier


Drum -- Ghana ; Anlo (African people) -- Music ; Ewe (African people) -- Music ; Dance -- Ghana ; Musical meter and rhythm -- Ghana

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