African Music: A People's Art

By Francis Bebey

Engaging and enlightening, this consultant explores African music's types, musicians, tools, and position within the lifetime of the people. A discography categorised through nation, subject, team, and tool can be included.

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The place are you going to marry me? within the village of Baou? Or somewhere else? the place will you marry me? ”). aspect B: Funeral rites: 1 – The declaration of the funeral; 2 – track of Andoumboulou (addressed to the spirits); three – The rhombus (bull-roarer); four – The bringing out of the mask; five – Dance of the Kanangas (large wood mask within the form of a Lorraine cross); 6 – The Sirigue dance (large masks over 20 toes high). First Anthology of the track of Mall Bären Reiter Musicaphon BM 30 L 2501, 2502, 2503, 2504, 2505, and 2506. Produced via the Ministry of data of Mali. This sequence of six 12” LPs provides a landscape of the tune of Mali: quantity I – The Steppes and Savannah of Mali (Mandingo track) quantity 2 – Fluvial Mali (Peul or Fulani track) quantity three – The Sands of Mali (Songhai track) quantity four – The Ensemble Instrumental of Mali (that bought the Gold Medal on the Pan-African Cultural competition of Algiers) quantity five – old Strings – Batrou Sekou Kouyate and Sidiki Diabete, of the simplest Kora gamers of Mali are, as their names indicate, griots . quantity 6 – Fanta Damba – The Epical culture – “My repertory is composed solely of historic songs, such a lot of which I learnt from my mom” – Fanta Damba, the distinguished singer from Mali. NIGER l. a. musique des griots (Music of the Griots ) OCORA, OCR 20 – 12” LP. Recorded by way of Tolia Nikiprowetzky with the cooperation of the Radiodiffusion Nationale et du Haut Commissariat à l’Information de l. a. République du Niger . aspect A: 1 - Sambalga (Sonrai song: track with one-stringed mess around accompaniment in reminiscence of a well-known griot); 2 – paintings track for farmers (Djerma song: through a soloist and a choir of 3 men); three – compliment music in honour of the chiefs (Djerma tune in honour of the successive chiefs of the zone; 3 drums and an alghaita, see web page seventy eight, supply an instrumental accompaniment to the song); four – Zatau (Djerma magic track celebrating the genie Zatau ); five – Babai (another magic music, by way of Mauri musicians, invoking the genie Babai; followed by means of a one-stringed mess around and calabashes packed with gravel, shaken in rhythm); 6 – Babai (another invocation to the genie Babai , through a male soloist accompanying himself on a three-stringed lute); 7 – Idina Mariana (sung by means of Ader musicians who rattle steel earrings jointly to supply a rhythmic accompaniment); eight – Agali (another workforce of Ader musicians making a song of Agali , a farmer of the region). aspect B: 1 – track for the farmers (Hausa tune by way of a gaggle of 8 singers, 5 of whom additionally play drums); 2 – Bako (Hausa track; Bako is the identify of a celebrated hunter from the zone of Kantche in Niger. His praises are sung right here by way of an ensemble of musicians constituted of six lute gamers, 5 percussionists shaking calabashes containing pebbles, and a women’s choir); three – Sara (Hausa tune; Sara is a section of track in honour of useless chiefs. The Chiefs orchestra that performs the following contains 7 drums, 2 Kakaki and an alghaita , see web page 71); four – Dinari (Beri-Beri tune; instrumental prelude for varied ceremonies; the orchestra is constituted of 3 drums and an alghaita ; very good instance of using the alghaita to supply non-stop sound, see web page 64); five – Blacksmiths’ music (male voice and one-stringed mess around accompaniment performed by means of the singer); 6 – Mamani (Beri-Beri track; dance music played via a soloist observed by means of a women’s choir and a drum); 7 – Dance tune (recorded in Beri-Beri kingdom; one other instance of the uninterrupted track of the alghaita , to a frenzied rhythm supplied through 3 drums).

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