Axatse

Some articles on axatse:

Ewe Drumming - Standard Bell Pattern and Accompanying Axatse Part
... The axatse part which accompanies the standard pattern is "pa ti pa pa ti pa ti pa ti pa pa." The "pa's" sound the standard pattern by striking the gourd against the knee ... As is common with many African rhythms, the axatse part begins (first "pa") on the second stroke of the bell (1a), and the last "pa" coincides with 1 ... By ending on the beginning of the cycle, the axatse part contributes to the cyclic nature of the overall rhythm ...
Ewe Drumming - Rattle Instrument
... The next instrument used in traditional Ewe drumming is called axatse (pronounced ah-hah-chay) ... The axatse is a rattle-like instrument which is basically a hollowed-out gourd covered with a net of seeds or beads ... The axatse is usually played sitting down ...
Ewe Music - Instruments - The Standard Pattern
... The axatse is a rattleā€”a beaded gourd instrument ... The axatse part which accompanies the standard pattern is "pa ti pa pa ti pa ti pa ti pa pa." The "pa's" sound the standard pattern by striking the gourd against the knee ... As is common with many African rhythms, the axatse part begins (first "pa") on the second stroke of the bell (1a), and the last "pa" coincides with 1 ...