Okyerema Asante

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Okyerema Asante is a master drummer from Ghana, famous for performing all parts of a traditional five-person drum group by himself. He attaches percussion instruments to various parts of his body and simultaneously plays drums, a balafon, and many other instruments. He has as many as 85 instruments in one performance. Coming from a family of drummers, Asante is an expert of traditional Ghanaian talking drums.[1]

Asante is also known for playing with Paul Simon on his Graceland album.[2]


  • Ohene Kesee A Ebin
  • Crabs in a Bucket
  • Bringing The Flame Home: From Havana to Africa (with Benito Gonzalez).

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Stonash, Amponsah (19 September 2014). "All Roads lead to Philadelphia on Saturday". Ghana Web. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Great Performances: Paul Simon's Graceland Journey". KPBS Public Broadcasting. 12 August 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2016.