Kpanlogo (Tswreshi)

From: $470.00

Height : 58 cm
Weight : 6 kgs

Learn to play Kpanlogo

Description

The traditional name for the kpanlogo is tswreshi (or treshi). “Kpanlogo” is actually the name of a rhythm played on the tswreshi. The rhythm was composed around the 1950’s (in the wake of Ghana’s independence, a time of new life and freedom) and became enormously popular. You might call it Ghana’s signature rhythm – when you are there, there is no escaping from it. Because of the popularity of the rhythm, the tswreshi became widely know as the kpanlogo drum.

Featuring the traditional Tweneboa wood and a unique carving on each drum, the Antelope skin head produces a soft and resonant tone. The drum originates from the Ga people of Ghana – which is Tuza‘s tribe (our Artistic Director), many members of The Salaka Ensemble also come from the Ga tribe. Hence why this is one of African Beat’s favourite drums!

Description

The traditional name for the kpanlogo is tswreshi (or treshi). “Kpanlogo” is actually the name of a rhythm played on the tswreshi. The rhythm was composed around the 1950’s (in the wake of Ghana’s independence, a time of new life and freedom) and became enormously popular. You might call it Ghana’s signature rhythm – when you are there, there is no escaping from it. Because of the popularity of the rhythm, the tswreshi became widely know as the kpanlogo drum.

Featuring the traditional Tweneboa wood and a unique carving on each drum, the Antelope skin head produces a soft and resonant tone. The drum originates from the Ga people of Ghana – which is Tuza‘s tribe (our Artistic Director), many members of The Salaka Ensemble also come from the Ga tribe. Hence why this is one of African Beat’s favourite drums!

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