School of Traditional Culture


Bernard began importing musical instruments to the United States, Europe and around the globe to help his students gain access to high quality musical instruments so they can maintain their training. All instruments are produced at the Dagara Music Center by the craftsmen who produce instruments for the National Theatre of Ghana and the National University of Ghana at Legon.

Gyil – Dagara Xylophone


One of the world’s most complex and beautiful musical instruments. The keys are hand carved from a fire-dried hardwood and resonators made from dried gourds, with soundholes covered with vibrating spider webs. The xylophone is held together with antelope leather. Custom built by the same master craftsman who builds Bernard’s xylophones. All prices include shipping and handling.

14 key Gyil – $550.00 – Buy


Bernard imports Kpanlogo drums, Ewe drums, Dagomba talking drums and Akan drums like the one featured in this photo, as well as Ghanaian Djembe drums. All drums are hand-crafted in villages throughout Ghana. Drums are finished with goat and antelope skins and rope or wire tuning systems.

Djembe Drum – $350.00 – Buy


Brekete Drum – $300.00 – Buy

(Drum that accompanies the talking drum)


Set of 3 Ewe Drums – $900.00 – Buy

(Sogo, Kidi, Kagan and 10 pairs of drum sticks)

Set of 4 Ewe Drums – $1,500.00 – Buy

(Sogo, Kidi, Kagan, Atsimevu drum stand and 10 pairs of drum sticks)

Set of Ewe Drums

Kuor Drum – $100.00 – Buy

(Drum that accompanies the Gyil music)


Kpanlogo Drum – $350.00 – Buy



Dondo Talking Drum – $200.00 – Buy




Set of 4 Akan Kete Drums – $1,170.00 – Buy

(4 drums, a banana bell, rattle and one pair of curved sticks)


Dalari Drums

(Ancient Dagara Clay Pot drums)



 Double Bell – $40.00 – Buy




Gyil Mallets- $25.00 – Buy


Djembe / Kpanlogo Drum Bag – $30.00 – Buy




Rattle – $35.00 – Buy



Gyil Bag- $60.00 – Buy



All orders are delivered via air mail.  And prices include packaging and shipping. For any other information about these instruments please contact

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Bernard Woma in Concert 

by Bernard Woma
Genre: World: African- West
Release Date: 2003

© Copyright – Bernard Woma and Mark Stone / Jumbie Records (823411006528)

Master Ghanaian xylophonist Bernard Woma captivates audiences through his performance of traditional Dagara Gyil music and inventive original compositions. A highly energetic and virtuosic live performance together with Mark Stone and Kofi Ameyaw.

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by Bernard Woma

Genre: World: African- West
Release Date: 2002

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Ancient Keyboard Music of West Africa

by Bernard Woma

Genre: World: African- West
Release Date: 2001