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GAHU Part One 2006 Mark PowerswwwpowerspercussioncomGahu pronounced ga


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1 GAHU: Part One© 2006, Mark Powerswww.pow
GAHU: Part One© 2006, Mark Powerswww.powerspercussion.comGahu (pronounced gah-HOO) is a recreational dance of the Ewe people residing in thesouth-eastern region of Ghana and southern Togo and Benin. Its name meaning ‘moneydrum,’ Gahu is a descendent of Kokosawa, a style from the Yorubans of Nigeria. I had anopportunity to study this and several other Ewe pieces during a 2003 stay in Kopeyia,Ghana. There I worked with members of Sankofa Root 2, under the direction ofEmmanuel and Rubben Agbeli, sons of the late master drummer and teacher GodwinAgbeli.This is traditional music, having been passed down through many generations only in anoral manner. Village youth absorb the rhythms, dances and vocals of these songs at anearly age, hear

2 ing them throughout their lives at parti
ing them throughout their lives at parties, funerals and other celebrations. Ihave chosen to notate the rhythms for each instrument in two ways: a ‘standard’ method,•) and letters correspond tospecific strokes or techniques to be played. Be aware that while I am, for teachingpurposes, writing the rhythms in ‘common (4/4) time’ and counting four beats permeasure, rarely (if ever) do Ewe musicians think of their music in these limiting terms.dancers and singers can build their parts. This article will focus on introducing all of the‘supporting instruments’ typically played in a Gahu performance. Unfortunately, spacedoes not allow delving into the roles and rhythms of the boba master drum here- thesewill be addressed in Part Two of th

3 is series.GakoguiAs is commonly the case
is series.GakoguiAs is commonly the case in Ewe performances, several drums of different sizes andgakogui, or iron double bell. The gakogui is comprised of two connected bells, onehigher and one lower pitch, both sharing one long handle and played with a stick. Duringtwo long tones followed by one short tone. My experience was that the lower bell wouldoften be played on the first note of a song; subsequent notes would be played on thehigher bell, with a low tone occasionally substituted on the first note of the three-note•) when the bell is to be played and a dash(-) when the bell player is to rest. Our standard notation will show the low bell below thestaff line, while the high bell will appear above the line.•-•- 1E&A2E&A3E&A4E&A

4 P--PT-P-P--PT-P- 1E&A2E&A3E&A4E&A speak
P--PT-P-P--PT-P- 1E&A2E&A3E&A4E&A speaks it’s own name: “(rest) ka-gan, (rest) ka-gan” 1E&A2E&A3E&A4E&A Together, the gakogui, axatse, kagan, kidi and sogo supporting parts form a strongrhythmic and melodic foundation for the master drum, the dancers and the singers. Mostcreated, and passed down through the years, for a purpose. That purpose is to have funwith others, celebrating life and enjoying all that we have been given. And that is thesingle most important thing for you to do- have fun with it! Next time we will explore theboba master drum rhythms . . .Mark Powers has studied and performed throughout the United States, China,Thailand and West Africa. Mark is a freelance percussionist and educator, anat: www.powerspercussion.