Singing is the most common form of musical expression. Although there are drumming styles that are strictly instrumental, for the most part Ewe society rarely ever has a moment without song.

Victor sings a Christian hymn



Emefa and friends sing a song that daydreams of future marriage.

Wolanyo sings about the historic Ewe migration.

Gade and friends sing a song about defiance in the face of town gossip.



Danny (far right) sits with his siblings and their mother in the background. He sings a hymn.


Antiyeye (right side of left photo) sings a dirge to her fallen husband, that he should wait for her to finish life before he moves on in the afterworld.

Akosua (right photo) sings two Christian hymns:

(1) When I think

(2) Nothing Compares