Drum music in West Africa can be seen as a drum language. In addition to moving their bodies with the rhythm, people can also convey their feelings, motives, and beliefs in these drum languages, which can be elaborate, passionate, austere, or simple. Therefore, from a child's birth to a life's passing, all the religious ceremonies, festivals, and customs, all the ideas can be expressed through drum languages. This also passes on the tribe's legacy- tradition, beliefs, history, culture, and art.
"Konkonba Taiwan" will bring 14 pieces of drum music covering vows, battles, circumcision, adult ceremony after circumcision, harvest, masked spirits, weddings, caste system, tribal match-making, etc. Of course, there will also be African dancers grooving with the rhythm of these drums.
We will also prepare some Jinbei drums so that interested friends can learn how these kinds of drums make low, middle, and high pitches and how the drum language from the land of West Africa conveys emotions. African food will also be provided on-site. We welcome everyone to join us and groove with African beats with your hands and body!