An Ashanti poem from Ghana, an extract from a drum poem in praise of the river God Tano, addressed as “Kokon Tano” and “Birefia Tano” (see also Drum Address To The Earth Spirit).
The path has crossed the river,
The river has crossed the path…
An Ashanti drum poem from Ghana. The poem is praising the Earth which supports us in life and receives us in death.
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