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Music Lecture #10 Traditional Percussion Orchestra in Guinesa

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Music 1170A/B
Peter G Schultz

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Traditional Percussion OrchestraGuinesaIntrorepublic of Guinea country on west coast of Africa10 million peoplevarious ethnic groups Malinke Soussou Peul Baga Kissi Toma Guerze Landouma and more speaking diff languagespart of old geographic Mandingue empire which had a rich tradition of percussion based music and danceheart of empire was at the location of the brder bw Guinea and Mali todayone of the 2 countries in the heart of where the Djembe instrument originatedthe further you go away from this point the less music tradition got preserved Music through timethover 300 distinct rhythms elaborated since at least 13 C king Soundiata Keita and Mali Empirerhythm defines a piece of music involving different instrumentsinstruments initially played by specific casteoDjembeblacksmithoBalafon Kora and NgoniGriotsoBolonhuntersLater on music played by all ethnic groupseach etnic groups having its dedicated heritage nstruments and rhythmsHighly tunable instruments in orchestra1 conductor the Djembe800 year old instrument tunable instrument invest in west Africa by blacksmithoin Guinea and Malicarved out of single piece of West African Woodmost famous hand drum
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