David Rycroft South Africa Collection

Ghana musical instruments

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:13:49

  • Cultures

    Ijaw

  • Shelf mark

    C811/45

  • Subjects

    Nigerian folksongs and dance , musical pots and percussion ensemble-Africa (Ijaw)

  • Recording date

    1996

  • Recording locations

    Accra, Ghana

  • Performers

    unidentified (performers/musical pots, planks, cylindrical drum, bell, idiophone)

  • Producers

    Rycroft, David, 19241-1997

  • Description

    Notes provided by Rycroft on tape box (these notes are copied word for word): musical pots: seven clay pots, tuned by adding water struck (on mouths) with woven grass beaters (resembling English -swatter in shape). Ijaw tribe mid-W Nigeria. Other instruments in ensemble (for dancing): concussion planks (women players); pair of small cylindrical single-headed drums, laced together side by side, standing vertical (single player); struck double bell (we with water before playing); bamboo idiophone, notched and slotted, struck with stick.

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