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Congo Square trailer available for download

The Congo Square DVD and CD are now available in stores. Check them in our discography section for more info.
This DVD capture a dynamic 2 hour performance of Congo Square at the 2007 Montreal Jazz Festival, featuring Wynton, the JLCO and Yacub Addy with Odadaa!

DVD trailer

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  1. The drums are from Ghana. They are peg drums, where the skin is sown with rope and stretched over the rim. Then six (or so) 10 inch carved pegs are driven into the wood shell a few inches below the rim, creating a skein of rope held taunt when slid over the pegs. Odadaa is group that plays music from the Ga people of Ghana, most all of them are Ga. You can search “Ga drums” or “Kpanlogo drums” to find out more. They also use one square box drum called a Gome drum. Another one is called a kroboto, that’s a short peg drum.

    Good luck.

    Karen on Oct 9th, 2008 at 8:33pm

  2. Can you please provide me with more information on the instruments you used for the Congo Square performance? I am interested in the African instruments created by slaves.
    I would like to use the information for a class demonstration.

    Allen Gardner on Oct 8th, 2008 at 10:44pm

  3. I received my DVD now!

    J. Kerry on Jun 23rd, 2008 at 1:49pm

  4. Absolutely a great video. Just ordered the DVD!!!!!!

    Thanks for this new release Wynton

    Kristine on May 17th, 2008 at 5:40am

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