Anani Gbeteglo (born in 1957 in Togo) is a drummer born in 1957 into a Togo family in which Vodou rituals were a part of everyday life. The rhythms and dances of his ancestors inspired him as a small child, so he taught himself to play the drums. With the Zitic company from Béno Sanvee, he toured storytelling festivals all over the world. In 1989, he won a gold medal at the first Jeux de la Francophonie in Morocco with the show Et la femme découvreit l’homme (“And the woman discovered the man”), choreographed by the Togolese choreographer Ass Ayigah of the Ayigafrik company.
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