By Jerry Leake

Belrak Derived from traditional West African bell patterns and support rhythms, the 200+ variations in this intensive study are derived from traditional African bell patterns from the Ewe people of coastal Ghana. This work represents the culmination of over 30 years of studying African music with teachers in Ghana and Boston. Sources are provided at the end with major influences coming from Professor David Locke (Tufts University), Godwin Agbeli and his sons Reuben, Emmanuel and Nani, and drummer and colleague Bertram Lehmann. Several pages comprise original compositions and concepts.
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  • Excerpts

    Belrak page 2
    Belrak page 3
    Belrak page 4
    Belrak page 5