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Robert Sutherland Rattray Date of Photo: 1921 - 1932 circa Continent: Africa Geographical Area: West Africa Country: Ghana Cultural Group: Akan Asante Format: Glass negative Size: 101 x 125 mm Acquisition: Herbert Crook - Donated March 1941 Description Ntumpane [pair of drums] with gramophone in foreground, on which Rattray recorded a "set piece" ... a sacred drum-history of an important Ashanti division [captioned: "Ntumpane (talking drums)"].

Robert Sutherland Rattray Date of Photo: 1921 - 1932 circa Continent: Africa Geographical Area: West Africa Country: Ghana Cultural Group: Akan Asante Format: Glass negative Size: 101 x 125 mm Acquisition: Herbert Crook - Donated March 1941 Description Ntumpane [pair of drums] with gramophone in foreground, on which Rattray recorded a "set piece" ... a sacred drum-history of an important Ashanti division [captioned: "Ntumpane (talking drums)"].

Mbemba Bangoura, who is revered worldwide for his impeccable skills, is a native of Guinea, West Africa.  He began drumming at an early age and later became master drummer for the Ballet National Djoliba.  Bangoura's credits also include his work with Les Ballet Africains and the Ballet of Conakry.  He first appeared at FADF in 2004 and has been a featured guest artist every since.  Don't miss his call of the drum June 12 - 14! All of the information awaits you at fadf.org.

Mbemba Bangoura, who is revered worldwide for his impeccable skills, is a native of Guinea, West Africa. He began drumming at an early age and later became master drummer for the Ballet National Djoliba. Bangoura's credits also include his work with Les Ballet Africains and the Ballet of Conakry. He first appeared at FADF in 2004 and has been a featured guest artist every since. Don't miss his call of the drum June 12 - 14! All of the information awaits you at fadf.org.

Instruments: (Early Childhood) Students can compare African instruments with the ones from America. Then, for some fun, they can create some of their own look-alike instruments. The easiest to create would probably be the drums and maracas. After they're done, they can play along with traditional African music.

Instruments: (Early Childhood) Students can compare African instruments with the ones from America. Then, for some fun, they can create some of their own look-alike instruments. The easiest to create would probably be the drums and maracas. After they're done, they can play along with traditional African music.

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