Great Grooves #5: Tokoe

Interactive multitrack African drumming mixer.

Listen & Learn: Interactive Audio Mixer

This is 5th installment in our Great Grooves series. Use the interactive drumming mixer below to hear what all six ensemble accompaniment parts sound like in the present-day Agbeli family arrangement of the Ewe drum-and-dance piece Tokoe (pronounced TOHK-way).

Isolate different rhythmic parts and create original mixes by adjusting instrument levels — including soloing, muting and panning individual tracks. All instruments are played by Jeremy Cohen.

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Welcome to ThisWorldMusic's Audio Mixer!

Tracks are listed, along with play, stop, pan, volume, and mute controls.


Play -> plays all of the tracks at once.

Pause -> stops all the tracks at once if currently playing.

Resume -> stops all the tracks at once if currently playing.

M -> Mute, mutes or unmutes a single track.

S –> Solo, solos or unsolos a single track.

About ThisWorldMusic

Through workshops and award-winning cultural immersion trips to Africa and Cuba, ThisWorldMusic brings the vibrant music, dance and culture of the African Diaspora to students and professionals around the globe.

Our mission: To create cultural bridges between people and communities worldwide through a shared loved of music and the arts.