This collection includes the Dunumba, Kenkeni, and Sangban (all from Ewe tribe of Ghana), Gungon (from the Dagomba of Northern Ghana), and Macana Surdo (from Brazil). All are cylindrical, double headed drums, though they are otherwise built quite differently and create a variety of sound. They are typically used for foundation rhythms. Up to 4 velocity levels, with both open and closed (muted) hits.
An essential component in African percussion ensembles, these bells provide an important structure to the rhythms. Instruments include Iron Castenet, Kenken, and Toke, and the all important Gankoqui Bells. Gankogui is the foundation of the entire ensemble. Its voice provides the metronomic background around which most Anlo-Ewe music is structured. 5 separate Gankoqui bells have been included. Up to 4 velocities and both open and muted strikes, give a wide variety of timbres.
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This set of drums includes the Djembe (one of the most popular hand drums around the world in drum circles, rituals, and gatherings), Apentema, and three differenrt Kpanlogo drums - conga shaped drums covered with antelope skin. Both strong hand and weak hand hits have been sampled. Open and muted hits and open and muted slaps of up to four velocities, give you a wide range of percussive sounds to work with.