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Gahu—A Dance of the Ewe Tribe in Ghana (1971)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780195151152
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199850044 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0009
Gahu—A Dance of the Ewe Tribe in Ghana (1971)

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This chapter presents an essay on Reich's trip to Ghana, in summer 1970, to study drumming. With the help of a travel grant from the Special Projects division of the Institute of International Education, he traveled to Accra, the capital of Ghana, where he studied with a master drummer of the Ewe tribe who was in residence with the Ghana Dance Ensemble, the national dance company that rehearses daily in the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana.

Keywords: Accra; University of Ghana; Institute of African Studies; drumming

Chapter.  2760 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music

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