The Dagomba are an ethnic group from Ghana, in the past they founded and governed the Dagbon kingdom for several centuries; but still today they live following their ancient traditions.

Traditions, history and legends are handed down only in the oral form with the support of traditional drums; the storytellers and those who play the drums play an important role in the Dagomba society.

Although many of them are Islamic, they still practice witchcraft and celebrate ancient rituals for all the important stages in an individual's life.

They live in villages that are divided into several neighborhoods, often defined by the art and crafts that are practiced there; the village chief, usually the oldest man, resides in a round domed hut in the center of the village.

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