Wiiks And Mpintintoa - Various - Africa - Ancient Ceremonies, Dance Music & Songs Of Ghana
Label: Nonesuch - H-72082,Explorer Series - H-72082 • Format: Vinyl LP, Promo • Country: US • Genre: Non-Music, Folk, World, & Country • Style: African
May I ask where can I buy the best Mpintintoa drum? It's so great for me. Jack Urso. From the Aeolus 13 Umbra YouTube channel. Located in West Africa, Ghana as part of an area known as the Gold Coast — rich not only in gold, but regrettably also in slaves, many of whom were brought to America where they shared their musical traditions. Performed by a wandering music group in a weekly outdoor market in a remote area of northern Ghana.
Dzil Duet Accra : The dzil is also known as the madimba in some parts of Africa, leading some to suggest that it is the ancestor of the South American marimba Ghana. Donno Drummers Yeji : Four musicians play donno drums while a fifth keeps a steady rhythm on the gyamadudu.
The four donno drummers blend their sound together to create an intricate pattern none could execute alone Ghana. Kassena-Nankani Festival Navrongo : Recorded at a Ghanaian Independence Day celebration in Navrongo, this performance features a wind and drum ensemble. Gulu drums hold the beat while two groups of wiik players alternate between pitches C and D. Two other groups play the namuna, alternating between pitches E and F Ghana.
The dissonant sound creates an effect somewhat evocative of an African calliope. Ahanta Chant I Dixcove : The Makaba sect in Western Ghana performs this piece in a ritual that starts at sundown and continues through the night.
Eighteen women and girls sing and play the azatse and repeat the choral phrase over and over until a meditative state is achieved Ghana :. I am standing before the crucifix. I am very quiet. Peter and Martha are here too. Ahanta Chant II Dixcove : This performance is noteworthy as it features women Dance Music & Songs Of Ghana in a public performance.
Prior to the cultural changes brought on by colonialism, Ghanaian women traditionally did not play the drums, at least in public Ghana. Wiiks and Mpintintoa Wiags : Dance Music & Songs Of Ghana students play the mpintintoa and three play the wiik Ghana.
Marilli Yeji : One of my favorite pieces on this album, a young girl sings with a unique technique of utilizing a controlled buzzing in the back of the roof of her mouth. This allows her to generate two or three pitches at the same time Ghana.
Chohun and Gyamadudu Nima : Another one of my favorites, this recording was done in Nima where the drumming accompanied street dancers.
Winners And Losers - Rossington Collins Band - Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere faint chanting in the background adds a light, lyrical layer to the syncopated rhythm Ghana.
This piece is a quintessential example of indigenous West African percussion. Axatse: A large rattle consisting of a hollow gourd surrounded by a loose net with many small beads or shells attached. Tension of the net is controlled with one hand, while the player shakes the gourd and strikes it against his leg.
The rich sound of the axatse, believed to be highly favored by the gods, is closely associated with religious music. Chohun: A xylophone, like the dzil, but slightly larger and with a greater number of tuning keys.
Donno: A variable-pitch double-headed drum with an hourglass-shaped body made of wood. Held under the armpit, the donno is struck at one end with a single curved stick. By squeezing the instrument between his arm and his side, a player can produce a wide range of pitches with remarkable control.
Dzil: A xylophone consisting of 15 to 18 tuned hardwood keys mounted on a frame made of sticks; an acoustically matched gourd resonator is suspended beneath each key. Over a small hole at Mountain Greenery - Sylvia Syms - Lovingly bottom of each resonator is a thin membrane made from spider Conquistador - Procol Harum - Procol Harum History which produce a buzzing timbre when a key is struck.
The dzil is played with rubber-tipped wooden mallets. Gonje: A bowed lute with a single string made of horsehair. Its resonator consists of a bowl-shaped section of a Dance Music & Songs Of Ghana , with lizard skin stretched across its open side and a sound-hole cut in the skin. Players stop the string on the side with their fingertips; delicate "pitch bending" on certain notes of a tune is achieved by pulling or pushing on the neck. Gulu: A double-headed cylindrical drum suspended from the shoulder and played either with one hand and a curved stick, or with two curved sticks.
Gyamadudu: A double-headed bass drum with a cylindrical body made of wood. Dance Music & Songs Of Ghana hangs vertically in front of the legs and is played with one hand and with one heavy, straight stick.
Mpintintoa: A single-headed drum made from a large gourd, with goatskin head. Namuna: A transverse trumpet made of animal horn, with a raised lip surrounding the Wiiks And Mpintintoa - Various - Africa - Ancient Ceremonies hole. Wiik: An end-blown vertical flute with three finger holes. It is most often used in ensembles of three or more, with the players alternating notes hocket-style to produce a melody. Photos of instruments from the album.
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