The precursors of Ee by drum were the Whitby & Saltburn Drummers. I just dug out one or two videos from that time.
The first is one of the last of the Saltburn sessions. Not sure what the rhythm is, some resemblance to Kpanlogo. You will notice a few familiar faces, including the late great Fif Robinson. It was lead by Simon from the Newcastel Drum Circle, (who I haven't seen since).