Kofi - Life before capture
Sometimes my uncle shows us how to play his drum. He plays for the chief of the Fanti and is very, very good. He even helped us kill a goat so we could make a new drum for him. He might let me have his old one but I don't know yet.
Read about the life before capture for Okechukwu, Kwame and Oyeladun.
A small drum from Akim, Accra, Ghana.
The people of West Africa had a rich history and culture. Each tribe had its own customs, language and leaders. The chief of the Fanti tribe was a high king called the Brafo.
The Fanti (also spelt 'Fante') are a group of states in what is now southern Ghana. At one point they were the go-betweens for trade between the white people and the Asante, controlling gold and weapons trade.