The gung-gong invocation “Jebo” usually is played solo to test the tuning of the gung-gong, but also can be played in an ensemble format with answer and lead lunga parts. Although it is not done this way in Dagbon, drummers in my groups enjoy playing the composition many times in unison arrangement. Alhaji explains that the Dagomba people imported the gung-gong drum into their tradition from a neighboring people to the east. Because “Jebo” did not originate in Dagbon it does not have meaning in the Dagbani language.

(View the files in the Digital Library)
Part-by-Part Sessions by Alhaji Abubakari
Time signature: 6/8
File Type leadlunga answerlunga gunggong answergunggong
Vocable – Audio
Vocable – Staff Notation
Drumming – Audio
Drumming – Staff Notation


Ensemble Recording Sessions
DDD Sessions by Prof. Locke and Students Mixed Together
DDD Sessions with Lunsi Mixed Together