The kagan is the smallest and highest pitched drum used by the Ewe, It is like a very small Atsimevu. It is around 20 inches tall, with a 6 inch head. The kaganu is played with two long skinny wooden sticks, usually with the drummer sitting down. Like the gankokui and axatse, its pattern does not chance for the duration of the piece. It is often playing a high up beat giving energy and drive to the music.