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Addy, Tettey, Mustapha
Part of a drumming family, Ghana's Mustapha Tettey Addy eventually became its most famous member. He was initiated into ritual drumming and dancing by his father, a fetish priest. Addy became "dadefoiakye," the head of the ritual drummers, after his father's death. He was a full-time member of the Ghana Dance Ensemble during the '60s, and also loosely associated with the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana. Widespread travels throughout West Africa in the early '70s alerted Addy to other styles and techniques, which he utilized when he formed his group Ehimono in '74. Addy toured Europe several times in the '70s, then returned there in the '80s, this time mainly as a teacher.