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.
Year Released1996 Record LabelSmithsonian Folkways Recordings Source Archive
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1996 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings