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Gamashimo parade

The proudness of each local community are the Asafo warriers - men and women. Today they don't show any more their heroic fights in local wars against other communities. But they present their power and their wisdom in parades across the country side.

Gamashimo 1

The Asafos in the South of Ghana are marching for the Homowo Festival or for funerals. They announce the coming of the traditional king, the Ga Mantse.

If there are conflicts about land, the Asafo have an important role for peace, because they impress the adverser with songs like "Kill Thousand and Thousand others will come" and get respect for their wild traditional costumes.

Gamashimo 2

Adesa's Gamashimo Parade is inspiered by the the tradition of the Asafo warriers: they walk and dance on stilts, with acrobatics, mascs and colorfull costumes. The visual impressions are pushed by the music: the deep bass sounds of the Blekete, the melodies of Sanku and the high sounds of Agogo and Bima, the solos on Djembe and band talks with Odono.

Gamashimo 3


Julius Nartey
Tigari To, Percussion, voc
Daniel Amponsah
Percussion, Blekete, voc
Lantey Lankai
Dondo, Perkussion, voc
Yahaya Alhassan
Acrobatics, Firejoggling
Korkoi Odametey
Dance, Percussion, voc
Nana Ansong
Flute, Percussion
Lawrence Otoo
Stilts, Acrobatics, voc
Godwin Akakpo
Bycycle acrobatics, voc
Nii Ayi Conen
Technical support


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