Ancient Keyboard Music
of West Africa
Valerie Dee Naranjo, Barry Olsen
for Gyil, Kuar, Voices and Dancing.
CD by one of the most innovative percussion trios in music today, this
recording captures the essence of the Gyil and other traditional West
African percussion instruments. Hear the mastery of Brnard Woma in performance
with Valerie Naranjo and Barry Olsen.
Woma - Gyil, vocals,
Valerie Naranjo - Gyil, vocals,
Barry Olsen - kuar, vocals,
with special guest,
Tombkhona Dlamini - Additional vocals
is a collection of 9 traditional and contemporary songs for gyil trio,
consisting of two gyil players (traditional Dagara keyboard instrument),
kuar player (Dagara hand drum), all of whom sing. The addition of the
beautiful voice of South African Tombkhona Dlamini, and the "Dance
Party" style of the arrangements make these live performances immediately
accessible to ears that have never heard these ancient instruments before.
more about this music and the recording and artists.
an interview with Bernard Woma
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