World Music  Orient  Islam
Foday Musa Suso Kora Music from the Gambia FW-08510-CCD CCD
Currntly not in stock. Available in 1-2 weeks Price: 17.98 EURO

Detailed information hide

FormatOn Demand CD
Ordering NumberFW-08510-CCD
Barcode093070851023
labelSmithsonian Folkways CCD
Release date06/04/2005
Release date01/01/1978
salesrank10559

Press infoshide

More releases of this artishide

    You may be interested in these titles toohide

      Description hide

      Recorded in Accra, Ghana, in 1976, Kora Music from the Gambia is a collection of songs performed on the kora, a 21-string bridge harp used by the Mandinka people of northwestern Africa. Foday Musa Suso is a member of the hereditary jali social class, and, as ethnomusicologist Roderic Knight explains, that means he is both a historian and a musician: “For example, praises and genealogy were incorporated into songs, and oral history was told to the accompaniment of instrument music. ” Suso’s selections on this album range from traditional stories from the Mali Empire (“Tira Makan”) to a contemporary song from the Gambia that refers to the 1960s moon landing missions (“Apollo”). Liner notes include a detailed description and history of kora music in the Gambia and track notes.

      Tracklist hide