Ewe music is the music of the Ewe people of Togo and Benin, West Africa. Instrumentation is primarily percussive and rhythmically the music features great metrical complexity. Its highest form is in dance music including a drum orchestra, but there are also work, play, and other songs. Despite his title Ewe music is featured in A. M. Jones's Studies in African Music.
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