West African Music
Master percussionist from Ghana, talks about West African music, with many musical examples.
Interview by David Barsamian and part of his “Ganges to the Nile” series
Recorded at KGNU
Kobla Ladzekpo is an accomplished performer of songs, dances and percussion of the Ewe people of West Africa. He is a member of a talented family of composers, drummers and dancers of Southeastern Ghana. He has performed all over the world and has taught at the California Institute of Arts, UCLA and Naropa Institute.