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Released by earthcds partners.

MUSIC OF SIERRA LEONE: VOLUME 4
Dances of the Secret Societies
Released by earthcds partners.
Recorded by Luke Wassermann
Audio CD: 72 minutes - 14 tracks.

This CD is the fourth volume of an anthology of traditional Sierra Leonean music produced by Luke Wassermann. It is a compilation of two events featuring members of the secret female society called Bundu. Every year, many parents send their girls to the "society bush" to learn about the traditions and customs of their culture. The most influential and prolific of the societies is Bundu. The recordings were done live in 2006 in Kassirie and Tagrin, and include both ceremonial songs and festive songs, but all the music is intended to incite dancing. The instruments include a large double-sided bass drum, small high-pitched drums called sangba, and a gourd-rattle. The 12-page booklet included in the package contains color photographs, song translations, and background information about Bundu.



MUSIC OF
SIERRA LEONE:
VOLUME 4
Dances of the
Secret Societies


$17

 




click to hear streaming samples
1
Mawr Uni Pomu Theke
2
A Mara Kone A Borley Pon
3
Daro-Daro
4
Thene Thene
5
Soko Mabel Orsoko
6
Sepo Thenene
7
Momoh
8
Epofe Thedegba
9
Ahwanu
10
Ma Panth Mu Maw
11
Tebanoh
12
Se Dereye Ta Tamu
13
Se Wal Ta Tamu
14
Deri Ka Tul A Su
The producer of this series would like to share some of his
experiences and photos while he was in Sierra Leone.
(click to read all about it)

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