Nanye Nuor Balkala
(Your Husband Is A Thief)
This is a level 2 piece.
Most Gyil songs share some wisdom or teach a lesson to the community. Nanye Nuor Balkala was written by one of Ghana’s oldest and most respected gyil masters, to alert a thief that his guilt is recognized. The song is addressed to the guilty one’s wife.
Written in a 12/8 bluesy feel and easy to add accompaniment on frame drum
-Transcribed for 4.5 marimba
– time: [3:30]
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