David Rycroft South Africa Collection
Ghana musical instruments: side-blown ivory trumpet
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Ghanaian folksongs and dance; trumpet songs - Africa (Fente), mmensuon
Atwia, Awutu Efutu Senya, Ghana
unidentified musicians (side-blown ivory trumpet)
Rycroft, David, 1924-1997
Notes provided by Rycroft on tape box (these notes are copied word for word): side-blown ivory trumpet 'Mnensuon', with thumb-stopped end hole. Two short calls heralding the arrival of Fante chieftainess, Nana Okoampa VI, at Atwia (near Winneba). The changes in pitch are used for speech tone imitation (as with talking drum) - sounding out of the royal praises.