David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Ghana musical instruments: side-blown ivory trumpet

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:13:49

  • Cultures

    Fente

  • Shelf mark

    C811/45

  • Subjects

    Ghanaian folksongs and dance; trumpet songs - Africa (Fente), mmensuon

  • Recording date

    1966

  • Recording locations

    Atwia, Awutu Efutu Senya, Ghana

  • Performers

    unidentified musicians (side-blown ivory trumpet)

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    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.

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Ghana musical instruments: side-blown ivory trumpet

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