New African Drumset Book by Royal Hartigan

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Tapspace is pleased to carry the new book, West African Eve Rhythms for Drumset. This 363-page book + DVD is a veritable encyclopedia of knowledge about four styles of West African dance and drumming–Akpese, Gadzo, Kinka, and Adzohu. Each style is broken down with musical notations, songs, proverbs, and more. hartigan then goes on to break down each style into usable, groovy drumset patterns that can be adapted to a variety of other musical styles.

The included DVD represents over two hours of live ensemble footage shot on location in Ghana, West Africa.

This work is the result of a lifelong journey by hartigan, one of the most experienced American scholars of music from this region.

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