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Ghana, Burkina Faso, and Cote D’Ivoire have made a substantial contribution to the roots of American popular music. Now, in the continuing spirit of cross-culture between West Africa and the Americas, Mandara music presents eight concerto movements taken from the traditional music of one of the region’s traditional treasures – the gyil – orchestrated for full symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, string orchestra, and wind ensemble. (Including one concerto for marimba transcribed from the gyil repertoire of Kakraba Lobi.)

The levels are as follows:

  • Level 1: easier – good first pieces in this style,
  • Level 2: intermediate,
  • Level 3: challenging and in some cases lengthy.

level 1
level 2
level 3
level 3
level 3
level 3

All Mandara music titles are available from: 
 Bachovich Music Publications 
• P.O. Box 744 • New York NY 10040•