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

Various Artists SFW40440

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.

Year Released 1996
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 1996 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Genre(s) World
Country(s) Benin
Culture Group(s) Yoruba
Instrument(s) Bata (Drum); Dundun (Drum)
Language(s) Yoruba
Subject(s) World music
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101 The Bata Repertoire for Egungun in Pobè: Ako Bata ensemble of Pobè, Benin 2:46
102 The Bata Repertoire for Egungun in Pobè: Alujo Bata ensemble of Pobè, Benin 4:28
103 The Bata Repertoire for Egungun in Pobè: Kiriboto Bata ensemble of Pobè, Benin 2:08
104 The Bata Repertoire for Egungun in Pobè: Ogogo Bata ensemble of Pobè, Benin 3:48
105 The Bata Repertoire for Egungun in Pobè: Potpourri Bata ensemble of Pobè, Benin 3:23
106 Rhythm for Shango in Pobè: Aluja Bata ensemble for Shango in Pobè 3:29
107 The Bata Repertoire for Shango in Sakété: Oba Koso Bata ensemble of Sakété, Benin 2:59
108 The Bata Repertoire for Shango in Sakété: Omenega Bata ensemble of Sakété, Benin 4:32
109 The Bata Repertoire for Shango in Sakété: Lade Lade Bata ensemble of Sakété, Benin 2:34
110 The Bata Repertoire for Shango in Sakété: Oke Bata ensemble of Sakété, Benin 4:13
111 The Bata Repertoire for Shango in Sakété: Ajagunan Bata ensemble of Sakété, Benin 2:35
112 Rhythm of the Dundun Ensemble from Adjarra: Esikesi Dundun ensemble of Adjarra, Benin 3:53
113 Rhythm of the Dundun Ensemble from Adjarra: Olomelekan Dundun ensemble of Adjarra, Benin 5:00
114 Rhythm of the Dundun Ensemble from Adjarra: Jagun Jagun Dundun ensemble of Adjarra, Benin 4:42
115 Rhythm of the Dundun Ensemble from Atchoukpa: Ale Ile Dundun ensemble of Atchoukpa, Benin 3:01
116 Rhythm of the Dundun Ensemble from Atchoukpa: Okele Ladji Ladji Dundun ensemble of Atchoukpa, Benin 4:29
117 Repertoire for Gelede in Kétou: Rhythm for the afternoon Gelede ensemble of Kétou, Benin 4:03
118 Repertoire for Gelede in Kétou: Rhythm for the night Gelede ensemble of Kétou, Benin 2:36
119 Repertoire for Oro and Ifa in Kétou: Ifa - Oro Bata igba ensemble of Kétou, Benin 5:22
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