The World's Musical Traditions, Vol. 8: Yoruba Drums from Benin, West Africa

The World's Musical Traditions, Vol. 8: Yoruba Drums from Benin, West Africa

(International Institute for Traditional Music (IITM), 1996), 1 hour 10 mins

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Field of Interest
World Music
Benin, West Africa is the home to several Yoruba religious cults based on a pantheon of gods. Overlapping rhythms embedded with symbolic religious meanings are played by a variety of drum ensembles including cylindrical bata drums, hourglass-shaped dundun talking drums, and the tall gelede drums.
Content Type
Music recording
1 hour 10 mins
Sub Genre
African Drumming, Ritual, Ritual Dance
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
International Institute for Traditional Music (IITM)
Release Date
World Music, Music & Performing Arts, Africa, África, Benin (Country)
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