David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Ghana musical instruments: notched flutes

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:13:49

  • Cultures

    Builsa

  • Shelf mark

    C811/45

  • Subjects

    Ghanaian folksongs and dance, percussion and flute ensemble - Africa (Builsa)

  • Recording date

    1966

  • Recording locations

    Accra, Ghana

  • Performers

    unidentified (performers/flutes, rattles, drums)

  • Recordist

    Rycroft, David, 1924-1997

  • Description

    Notes provided by Rycroft on tape box (these notes are copied word for word): Three notched flutes (hocket playing), with percussion: rattles, two large gourd-drums, hand played, hour class drum.

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Very repetitious music clip. The main hook or musical phrase is about 5 seconds long and it is repeated and repeated.

Posted by David Farrell, Goldsmiths on 27/11/2008 15:00:00

are the sounds of people related to this or paart of something in the background?

Posted by Liz Haddon, University of york on 12/11/2008 16:42:00

Ghana musical instruments: notched flutes

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