Alhaji’s Life Story

Alhaji recounts his childhood training as a drummer, his apprenticeship with several highly respected drumming teachers, and his emergence as a popular young performer. After a period of rebellion, he resumes drumming and becomes employed by the Ghana government as a professional artist. When his father senses that death is approaching, he asks for Alhaji’s return to Dagbon so that he can help take care of the family.

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