Atsimevu: buying drum from Africa (African drum)
A powerful master drum with a thunderous sound, the atsimevu is considered the “father” of the family of Ewe drums.
While interacting with the dancers, it is also the musical conductor, making sure each musician is heard.
The Ewe, a tribe which lives primarily in Ghana and Togo, are famous throughout West Africa for their musical ensembles. They consist of drums playing complex and diversified rhythms similar to jazz and Afro-Caribbean music. One of the most well-known of these is the Agbadza.
Like many of the drums from Africa, those of the Ewe imitate the rhythms and sounds of their native language.