Music is everywhere in the Volta Region and throughout Ghana. On any given day while strolling through a village one may hear a mother singing a lullaby to her child, a man singing a work-song as he cuts down a tree for firewood, a child singing an insult song to a cousin, or a relative singing a dirge for a lost loved one.You may here children drumming while imitating their older siblings, or perhaps there is a funeral in which communal musical performances will last far into the evening.

Ghanaians are musically gifted and learn how to move to music from the time of infancy as they are carried on their mothers’ backs. While their mothers dance, children are perched on high in the midst of a musical performance literally leaning to dance before they learn to walk. Above are several of the many styles of Ewe music.