Live in Ghana, Benin, Togo in an extended family structure. Speak Ewe language. Forced from their homeland, were nomads until they settled, becoming Anlo. Lineage elders hold sacred position. Worship Mawu as the supreme being, believe in reincarnation, destiny, and ancestor spirits
Ghana and togo, fled oppressive city and formed communities mouth of Volta river. Family through father side, elder village leader. MUSIC: Agebaker and the purpose- originally war song now used in funerals. Music transmitted enculturlation. INSTRUMENTS: all drums and idiophones, Gankogui (double bell), Axatse (gourd shaker), Kaganu, Kloboto, Totodzi, Kidi, Atsimevu (Lead drum). Large group of community made of members of social groug. Drummers, dancers, singers.
Live in Mali, Gambia. Remnants of wealthy kingdom of Mali, Sudanic empires. Speak Bamana. Caste society distinguishing slave and freeeborn, which are separated into specialists and nonspecialists. Have special performance class, jali