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African Musical Instruments

African Musical Instruments

This 1980 release introduces classrooms to the instruments, rhythms, and sounds of Africa. With the zummarra (double-reed oboe), darabuka (hand drum), and masanka (one-string viol), listeners will get a feel for the music from three different regions of the African continent: the Islamic-influenced north, West Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa. The liner notes include a detailed sample lesson plan and suggested activities to further engage students with the music.

Track Listing

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Zummarra-double reed oboe Bilal Abdurahman 1:56
102
Darabuka - hand drum Bilal Abdurahman 0:58
103
Tambourine Dance Bilal Abdurahman 1:10
104
Clapping - varied rhythms Bilal Abdurahman 1:07
105
Greek Holiday - Clarinet, darabuka, tambourine Bilal Abdurahman 5:49
106
Sounds of an African countryside Bilal Abdurahman 1:22
107
Ethiopian Masanka - one string viol Bilal Abdurahman 1:11
108
Mbutu, Mbira - sansa Bilal Abdurahman 0:22
109
Mbutu, Mbira - sansa, bells, drums Bilal Abdurahman 1:53
110
Shakery Rythms Bilal Abdurahman 0:57
111
Underarm talking drum Bilal Abdurahman 0:28
112
Talking Drum with Accompaniment Bilal Abdurahman 1:13
113
3 Types of Drums a demonstration Bilal Abdurahman 4:55
201
Dahomey Drum, Interludes Bilal Abdurahman 5:18
202
Zylophone and Drum Bilal Abdurahman 3:32
203
Zylophone melodic Rythms Bilal Abdurahman 6:57
204
Sxophone- Jazz motifs and moods Bilal Abdurahman 4:18

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