Bariba, Somba (2) – Dahomey. Label: Odeon – 3C 064-18217, EMI – 3C 064-18217. Series: UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World –, Musical Atlas – 15. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album. Bariba and Somba Music. Record realised with the assistance of the Rocca Fundation. Matrix, Runout (Runout Side A): 18217-A 23-2-77 I△.
The northern regions of Benin are home to the Bariba and the Somba peoples. Each has a different approach to the role of music in their culture. Within the highly hierarchical Bariba society, music is usually performed by professional musicians or griots, storytellers in ceremonies; the function of this music is to enhance the prestige and the pomp surrounding a prince or his dignitaries. For the Somba, contrastingly, music is part of everyday life, and both males and females take part in the playing and dancing
The Bariba and the Somba are two tribes that live there. One tries not to apply the word "primitive" to other cultures, because of its condescending connotations, but there simply is no other word to use in the case of the Bariba. What they produce (on this recording at least) is very simple and very repetitious: voice(s), a basic flute, drums. One track contains some interesting and sophisticated polyrhythmic drumwork.
Benin: Bariba And Somba Music. Released by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, Auvidis-UNESCO Sep 2014 12 Tracks. Benin: Bariba And Somba Music is a English album released on Sep 2014. Benin: Bariba And Somba Music Album has 12 songs sung by The Sasako, Bariba hunters, Bariba guru player. Listen to all songs in high quality & download Benin: Bariba And Somba Music songs on Gaana.
On this page you can listen to mp3 music free or download album or mp3 track to your PC, phone or tablet. Release title: Bariba, Somba - Dahomey. Photo of Bariba, Somba - Dahomey. More albums of Bariba, Somba : Bénin. Benin - Bariba And Somba Music. Genre is Folk, World, & Country. This album was released on the label Odeon (catalog number 3C 064-18217) EMI (catalog number 3C 064-18217). This album was released in 1976 year.
The Fon people, also called Fon nu, Agadja or Dahomey, are a major African ethnic and linguistic group. They are the largest ethnic group in Benin found particularly in its south region; they are also found in southwest Nigeria and Togo.
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|A1||Praise Song For Hunters
Choir [A Small Men's Choir] – BaribaVocals [A Male Soloist] – Bariba
|A2||Music Played When Setting Out For A Hunt
Whistle [Bush Whistle Solo] – Bariba
|A3||Music In Praise Of Oru Suru
Ensemble [Ensemble Of Trumpets And Drums] – Bariba
|A4||Sambani, Music For Dancing
Performer [Five Singers With Calabash Rattles] – BaribaVocals [A Male Soloist] – Bariba
|A5||Taru, Music For Dancing
Whistle [Whistle Solo] – Bariba
|A6||"A Poor Man Has No Country"
Performer [A Proverb On The Talking-drums] – Bariba
|B1||Dinaba, Origin Myth
Choir [A Men's Choir] – Somba Performer [Two Calabash Rattles And Four Pair Of Metal Castanets] – Somba Vocals [A Male Soloist] – Somba
|B2||Song For Grinding Millet
Performer [Two Young Girls And Two Grindstones] – Somba
|B3||Musotie, Harvest Dance
Performer [Two Transverse Bamboo Flutes And Two Pairs Of Metal Castanets] – Somba
Vocals [Womans Voice] – Somba
|B5||Song To Carry The Corpse
Choir [A Men's Choir] – Somba Vocals [A Male Soloist] – Somba
|B6||Song For Grinding Karite Nuts
Performer [Two Female Voices, A Mortar And Two Pestles] – Somba
|D 8057||Bariba / Somba||Bariba / Somba - Benin - Bariba And Somba Music (CD, Album, RE)||Auvidis||D 8057||France||1994|
|3C 064-18217||Bariba / Somba||Bariba / Somba - Dahomey (LP, Album, RE)||Odeon, EMI||3C 064-18217||Italy||1981|