Kpatsa Event Information page


Event details

  • Event times:
    • Start : 11.00am | End : 1.00pm
  • Venue : Pavilions Teignmouth - Studio
21st May
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A traditional rhythm from Southern Ghana, Kpatsa is a rhythm with mythical origins. The story goes that some hunters discovered the dance from some mystical dwarfs they came across in the forest.They are said to have had magical powers & play the role of the trickster. These dwarfs were said to have one leg shorter than the other, resulting in a unique limping dance. The hunters learnt the rhythm and the dance back to their village and Kpatsa became a household rhythm in Ghana.

In the sessions you’ll get to play barrel drums such as the kpanlogos, goumbes and congas. Not to mention dun dun bass drums and percussion such as bells, shakers and clave. Expect big drum breaks, big smiles and most of all lots of fun!  

Both sessions in May are accessible and open to all. Drums are provided or you are welcome to bring your own. Booking is essential.

Tickets -  £15.00   Booking fee per transaction - £1 on line or by telephone  /  50p at the Box Office.

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