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

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

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.

Track Listing

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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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