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The @Percussion Podcast - Episode 3 - Keith Aleo

August 16, 2019

155 - Jerome Balsab and Emmanuel Agbeli


While in Ghana, Megan sat down with Jerome Balsab and Emmanuel Agbeli, two master musicians and directors of the Dagara Music Center and Dagbe Cultural Institute, respectively.

Watch here. Listen below.

0:00 Intro and hello
1:32 Jerome’s history playing the gyil
5:26 Bernard and Jerome’s history
9:13 Bernard’s final weeks
23:04 Saakumu Dance Troupe’s U.S. tours
28:26 Wrap
32:24 History of Dagbe Cultural Institute
40:34 Godwin’s passing and legacy
43:21 Description of the Dagbe grounds
45:09 Agbeli family tree
55:03 Sankofa Roots I, II, III
59:21 Art and farming
1:03:02 Wrap