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
-level: Intermediate
– time: [3:30]

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