on Dec 11, 2013
The music ensemble are made up of 3 drums and a bell
The Maman or Mother drum is the largest
The Segon is medium sized
The Boula is small
The bell is the Ogan which can be made of any metal material that makes a good tinking noise
The priest can add the rattle of the Asson to the sound of the music, and of course a bass drum to add to bottom rhythms.
The Maman drummer is the one who sets the tone for the Lwa, if he sees someone who is being possessed by a Lwa he will break away from the original beat and guide the drummers to one more appropriate for the on coming spirit.