The Easy Way of Kpanlogo Drumming

The first DVD - workshop dedicated to one of West Africas most popular rhythms - the Kpanlogo.

A workshop, mainly for beginners but also useful to more advanced Kpanlogo drummers who want to deepen their knowledge or work on a more smooth drumming technique. Even drummers of other drum styles might bring some more colour into their playing after working through this DVD.

The DVD has been introduced to public through German drum magazin drums & percussion. There it was rated as to be very well structered, very clear and easy to understand - an excellent tool for training of the Kpanlogo rhythm.

The workshop has been produced in English, however, it comes with subtitles in Dutch, Spanish, French and German.

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Content DVD

  1. Greeting
  2. Basic Techniques
    • How to hold your drum
    • Open
    • Slap
    • Base
  3. The Kpanlogo
    • Roots and history
    • Support rhythm 1 and 2
    • Solo rhythms 1 to 3
    • How to connect the solo rhyth
  4. Playalong - For support 1 and 2
  5. Extra 
    • Interview with Nii Ashitey Nsotse
    • Interview with Nii Ashitey Nsotse
    • Internet-Link for download of additional material (only first edition / Limited Edition)
    • Special bonus for owners of Limited Edition : Internet-Link for download (MP3) of Nii Ashitey's first album, Talking Drums, of 1986!
  6. Credits



This Learning-DVD was recorded by four cameras from four different perspectives. Consequently, hand-, arm- and bodypositions can be watched in detail and easily be imitated.


Video: PAL, 4:3
Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo (2.0)
Language: English | Subtitles: German, Dutch, Spanish, French
Regionalcode: all countries
Pictures:  Volker Hartmann-Langenfelder

The DVD is obtainable by Nii Ashitey Nsotse
Price: 24 Euro plus shipping

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