Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Steve Reich, eat your heart out! Ewe drumming

Eat your heart out Steve Reich! These are ordinary village kids in Ghana just having fun. They are so young yet look how they respond to the music and how subtle and natural their gestures are. And with each plateau in the drumming, the kids pick up on the different rhythms. Then each set builds up to an elaborate, intricate dance, and then back to pairs again. Thank the Ewe people, from whom Steve Reich learned about drumming in the first place. Watch the baby who's already picking up the moves, though he's barely 2.

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