Kakraba Lobi with Valerie Dee Naranjo and Barry Olsen
Played with two wooden/rubber
beaters, the West African gyil, antecedent to the marimba, can be played
alone or in ensemble with a second gyil and/or drummers, singers and dancers.
Its unique sound punctuates all aspects of Lobi and Dagara life.
Ghana's Kakraba Lobi
is considered the Gyil's greatest spokesperson by virtue of being one
of the only living virtuosi to have mastered the instrument's vast and
difficult repertoire, and to have gained international acclaim as a concert
soloist. Song of Legaa is a spectacular celebration of traditional gyil
playing at it's very best!
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