Ammasu – Analytical Drumming
1975 - 1977 Ghana
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In the seventies I studied in Ghana. One of the places I was learning was in the village of Ammasu in Brong-Ahafu. Here is some great music that I recorded there
A musical portrait of the Village of Ammasu in the Brong-Ahafu region of Ghana with a 28 page booklet with texts and pictures.
Extra material from the musical portrait of the Village of Ammasu in the Brong-Ahafu region of Ghana with a 28 page booklet with texts and pictures. The Ammasu Akapoma Band is the hottest funeral band in the region. On this album you will find analytical recordings of ritual and recreational drumming.
More info and links below
- Proverbs (6:30)
- Fontomfrom 1 (7:12)
- Fontomfrom 2 (4:50)
- Fontomfrom 3 (5:49)
- Fontomfrom 4 (4:35)
- Fontomfrom 5 (4:26)
- Proverbs 2 (8:14)
- Denseou (4:17)
- Mpintim (9:01)
- Untitled Drum Piece (5:34)
- Akapoma (8:06)
Two more mp3-only albums from Ammasu will be released simultaneously:
cex06 The Music of Ammasu – more drumming
cex07 The Music of Ammasu – more singing
Download the CE07 booklet as pdf.
Download a cover for your mp3 download.
Reviews from Songlines and The Wire
“Ammasu – an anthropological narrative” by Prudence Woodford-Berger
25 Ammasu pictures
The making of the Atumpan Drums
From the funeral of the chief of Ammasu, october 2, 2008