Ashiko drum history

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Ashiko drum history

Postby Paul » Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:09 pm

Hi guys,

I'm looking to do a project here in ireland connecting the Africans living here with people playing traditional music. There are very few malians/guineas in ireland. Approx 50% of africans here are from Nigeria. So far i've only encountered them through afrobeat and gospel music.

I know the yoruba use bata and talking drums, but this is obviously a whole different ball game to me as a djembe player. Does anyone know anything about ashiko. Varying accounts say they are an import from other african countries.

Has anyone come across anything academic on the subject.


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