This recording leaves the listener breathless
and astounded by the musical richness of this
small area of Africa. In these performances
from remote areas of central Ghana, the collective
musical genius of everyday farmers, fisher-folk,
traders, and civil servants bursts forth.
Their singing and chanting moves through a
colorful palette of instruments including
water drums, rectangular frame drums, side-blown
horns, and brass bands. Clear, penetrating
sounds of metal instruments offset by complex
drumming patterns are framed by haunting vocals.
Listeners are immersed in a kaleidoscope of
With every purchase comes documentation
that explains not just the sounds but their
circumstances -- their who, what, when and