More about Kpanlogo

Kpanlogo is a Ghanaian dance form, associated with the Ga ethnic group, who are traditionally located in the Greater Accra Region, which is in the South of the country. 

It is now associated with urban youth, but the distinctive 3:2 Kpanlogo beat is based on older Ga rhythms – you can see a demonstration of the rhythm here , combined apparently with other rhythms, all played on the Kpanlogo drums.

You can see a demonstration of Kpanlogo being danced here .

Ghana’s traditional dance culture is rich, diverse and globally influential.  The Ghanaian government has collected valuable insights into the history, forms and functions of the dances from Professors F. Nii Yartey and J.K. Anquandah, these insights are available here.