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Djakpa Ewe Ensemble

(African Drumming)


Djakpa Ewe ensemble plays vodun rhythms of the Ewe and Fon people of West Africa. The Ewe people are based in Togo and southeast Ghana, and the Fon people are their "cousins" to the east, based in Benin. The vodou of Haiti, which is the primary source of voodoo in New Orleans, descends from Ewe and Fon vodun, combined with the traditions of other West African ethnic groups. Our singer is Andrew Wiseman, an Ewe priest from Ghana, and our drum leader is Logan Schutts, who has traveled and studied extensively in Ghana, Togo, and Benin.