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The first four of Sowah's new step-by-step guides to learning, teaching, and performing African music are available now as book/instructional DVD packages! Along with the sheet music, the accompanying DVDs will provide a visual aid for learning the music. The performances on the DVDs will serve as a valuable resource for those who study and teach this music at all levels of ability and experience.



[No. 4: Sowah's Drum Sequence cover photo] No. 4: Sowah's Drum Sequence
Sowah's Drum Sequence is a series of musical events strung together to enable students to learn the basic fundamentals of Ghanaian music. The book describes the background and organization of the music, while the accompanying DVD demonstrates how to play the drum and contains performances of the full piece.
$29.95 (2016)
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[No. 1: Adenkum cover photo] No. 1: Adenkum
Adenkum is a group of songs and chants, accompanied by the singers themselves, using gourds as rhythm instruments. The book describes the background and organization of the music, while the accompanying DVD demonstrates how to play the Adenkum gourd and contains performances of the full piece.
$19.95 (2009)
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[No. 2: Dagara Welcome Song cover photo] No. 2: Dagara Welcome song
Dagara Welcome Song is a piece for gyil (Ghanaian xylophone) or any mallet instrument, from the Dagara people of northern Ghana. The book describes the background and organization of the music, while the accompanying DVD demonstrates how to play the gyil and contains performances of the full piece.
$19.95 (2009)
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[No. 3: Sii Sii Sii cover photo] No. 3: Sii Sii Sii
Sii Sii Sii is an original composition by Sowah Mensah for singing voices with a drumming accompaniment. The song is based on a traditional Ghanaian child's choosing game. The book describes the background and organization of the music, while the accompanying DVD demonstrates how to play the drum and contains performances of the full piece.
$19.95 (2010)
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