Recording atumpan drums

Description

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.

Full title:
Recording of atumpan drums performed by Kofi Jatto, photographed by Robert Sutherland Rattray, 1921.
Published:
N/A
Created:
1921
Format:
Photograph
Creator:
Robert Sutherland Rattray
Copyright:
© The Royal Anthropological Institute
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