Found: A Postcard from Ghana

I found this post card inside a book while at the library. I think someone was using it as a bookmark. The back was blank; it had never been used.

One the back:

“The giant fontomfrom drums, the tall bommaa and the kettle-like atumpan (each in their male and female), form the largest orchestra in Ghana second only to the national drums. The carver of these drums, James Acheampong, dances to their rhythm. In creating these powerful regal instruments from one piece of cordia (Tweneboa) wood, he uses leather, cowrie shells, cow hide, brass and other local materials.”                                                                                                                                                                                        

 James Acheampong, Centre for National Culture, Kumasi, Ghana

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