By Francis Bebey

Engaging and enlightening, this advisor explores African music's varieties, musicians, tools, and position within the lifetime of the people. A discography labeled by way of nation, topic, workforce, and software is additionally included.

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A delightful recording. The mass itself is by means of a few sixteen tracks, so much of that are of an earthly nature. different documents of this choir additionally exist. DAHOMEY Musiques dahoménnes (Music of Dahomey ) OCORA, OCR 7-12” LP. Recorded via Charles Duvelle of OCORA, with the collaboration of Michel Bakinde, sufferer Chagas, and Janvier Ouangni of the Radiodiffusion du Dahomey. Grand Prix de l’Académie du Disque Français – Prix de l’Institut de Musicologie 1963-1964. English translation of textual content by means of Josephine Bennett. aspect A: 1 – Nago tune (the tune of a well-liked dance often called Sakara); 2 – Nago track (same orchestra as at the earlier tune, with the addition of singing); three – Fon song (Hanye was once a kind of song a lot favored on the courtroom of the kings of Abomey); four – Mahi song (example of a toba raft-zither, see web page 46); five – Mahi tune (same toba orchestra as at the prior tune, augmented via making a song and hand-clapping); 6 – Mahi tune (a piece mainly performed at funerals); 7 -Somba song (a piece performed commonly after the harvest); eight – Taneka track (played in the course of paintings within the fields); nine – Bariba track (performed on the funeral of a fetisher). facet B: 1 – Dompago track (played earlier than circumcision to motivate these approximately to be initiated); 2 – Yowabu track (sings of the effective deeds of a recognized warrior, Kwiga. observed via a musical bow with calabash resonator); three – Dendi tune (praise songs); four – Taneka track (after the sacrifice of animals to the gods of the harvest); five – Bariba track (played on the enthronement of kings); 6 – Bariba tune (leg-xylophone); 7 – Bariba song (during the funeral of a widely known hunter). Ogoun dieu du fer (Ogun, the god of iron ) fashion Contrepoint MC 20. 159. new version: trend LVLX-190 – 12” LP. Recorded and offered by way of Gilbert Rouget. facet A: tune for Ogun , the god of iron. This song is heard on the weekly ceremonies dedicated to the cult of Ogun , probably the most very important divinities of the Nago and Yoruba peoples. 1 – three – Greetings to the mother or father of the sanctuary and calls to the divinities; four – five – Percussion and choir. Dances of the clergymen of Ogun . facet B: Songs from a variety of elements of West Africa. part B: eight – Percussion for the niegpadoudo dance (sabre dance); nine – Choir for the whissegnikon dance; 10 – Princes’ choir; eleven – clergymen’ songs and dances for the sacrifice of a bull; 12 – “Secret of the Vodun” music; thirteen – Asukablo rhythm (to accompany one of many pursuits of the Ablo , a serpentine dance); 14 – Niegpadoudo rhythm. ETHIOPIA The track of Ethiopia – checklist II. tune of the Cushitic peoples of South-West Ethiopia . Bären Reiter Musicaphon BM 30 L 2305, Unesco assortment – 12” LP. Recordings and observation by means of Jean Jenkins. remark in German, English, and French. facet A: 1 – Flute ensemble (14 vertical bamboo flutes, every one generating one be aware only); 2 – compliment track for the soldiers, soloist, and refrain; three – Men’s spear dance to have fun the killing of a leopard; four – Prayer for rain (solo by way of a neighborhood chief); five – social gathering dance after a profitable lion hunt; 6 – own background of an eighty two yr previous guy; 7 – Joking tune in four-part canon, in regards to the best personalities within the village.

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