This picture shows Kofi Jatto performing phrases of text on the Asante atumpan drums in Ghana in 1921. It was taken by the anthropologist Robert Sutherland Rattray, an early adopter of the phonograph – wax cylinder recorder – as part of ethnographic research.
- Article by:
- Dr Augustus Casely-Hayford
Dr Gus Casely-Hayford (SOAS and King’s College London) introduces a thousand years of West African history, looking at the power of story and symbol in the past and today.