This module explores the exciting music of the Ewe people from Ghana. Using the QWERTY keyboard of a regular PC or Macintosh workstation the user will be able to take part in a ‘virtual’ ensemble performance of Gahu, one of the most popular forms of dance-drumming. Strong links to dance will be featured, and the cultural context of the music can be explored. In addition, using step by step instructions, it will be possible to compose a piece of dance-drumming which can be saved as an audio file.
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