Bedstuy Ewe

BedStuy Ewe is a percussion ensemble that performs traditional West African pieces from the Anlo-Ewe speaking people of Ghana, Togo, and Benin. Some pieces are several centuries old and due to strong beliefs and informal oral education, many pieces have kept their traditional integrity. The members of the ensemble are all disciples of master Ewe drummer Alfred Kwashie Ladzekpo whom they learned the music from.  BedStuy Ewe are currently residing in Brooklyn, New York.

Amino Belyamani – Lead drum
Qasim Naqvi – support drums
Shelley Thomas – support drums
Damion Corideo – support drums
Andrew Munsey – support drums
Isaac Narell – support drums
Ochion Jewell – bell

released January 1, 2011