By Jerry Leake
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.