Abagenyi baizire (Track)

Abagenyi baizire (Track)

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Material sourced from the International Library of African Music. Copyright International Library of African Music.
The eight horn blowers stand in a row with the women opposite them while the dancers strut in between. "The visitors have arrived," a welcome to the visitors at a party. The Engwara are built up of sections of gourds bound together with plantain strings and reinforced longitudinally by lathes of bamboo. They are side blown and have a hole at the small end so as to produce two notes each. They vary in size from about 12 inches to approximately 36 inches.
Content Type
Field recording (raw)
2 mins
Anthropologist / Ethnographer
Hugh Tracey, 1903-1977
Sub Genre
Dance, Song
Date Recorded
Series Number
Anthropology, World Music, Social Sciences, Music & Performing Arts, Cultural anthropology, Africa

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